kernel.exe - Is kernel.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is kernel.exe?
Purpose of kernel.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: kernel.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
This program is a visual basic trojan virus, and although this file name used to be part of windows many years ago, it is now part of the backdoor tojan. You can kill this file if found on your pc, and the location is shown below. You will find this in your registry at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, so it always has a way to startup when you reboot. You can manually kill this trojan file, but remember that other files are often found with viruses, they are rarely just one file and that is also the case here. It is best to use software to remove this automatically, and if you want to manually cleanup your system then always be familiar with the registry and the startup locations where these files are found as you can identify all names there, and even random names as many of these use. Visit kernel.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the kernel.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This trojan file can be found on your hard drive at c:\WINDOWS\system32\Kernel.exe


  • Is kernel.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is kernel.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove kernel.exe?
        Yes, I would remove kernel.exe if it was on my computer. If you wish to do this, and you get an error message because you cannot access it, you should first terminate the task in your tasklist and then attempt to add it to your recycle bin again.

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