msdirectx.sys - Is msdirectx.sys trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is msdirectx.sys?
Purpose of msdirectx.sys:



Process or task name:

Be sure to always double check your spelling if you are concerned about spyware, as often spyware will use a very similiar spelling of system processes or other common tasks. msdirectx.sys

File type:
Misc file type - Not an exe or dll file, but still could be an executable if it is an activex file, script, etc.

Purpose of this file:
You may receive the following message: C:\doc\Msdirect.sys - Hacktool Rootkit If you have this file, you have what is known as a rootkit driver virus. This can be very difficult to remove, and is also known as the name hacktool.robotkit. Make sure you do not have a program named lockx.exe or setup32.exe running at startup time, as these are also known viruses and need to be cleaned up immediately. Visit msdirectx.sys 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 msdirectx.sys location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be located on your hard drive at C:\doc\Msdirect.sys


Note on file and folder locations: Remember that although many files are always in default file locations, some files can easily be moved to different locations or change names like many virus, spyware, or malware do. If you suspect you have a virus or spyware, check to see if you see a similiar names stored elsewhere. It always helps to check your tasklist also to see what is currently running on your computer. You can always view the tasklist on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view your "task manager", and then click the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running on your computer. Dll files will NOT show on your computer tasklist, as dll files are actually part of other processes. You may see similiar program names running if spyware or adware is on your computer, for example, msdirectx.sys may be slightly misspelled to keep you from finding it, or spyware and adware may be named very similiar to a system file. Make sure always check the location of tasks or processes if you are concerned. msdirectx.sys can also be used by other programs or software, as there is no standard on software program names what companies choose.

  • Is msdirectx.sys spyware?
        No.

  • Is this considered adware or popup related?
        No.

  • Is this considered a virus or trojan?
        Yes.

  • Would you recommend that I remove msdirectx.sys?
        Yes, I would remove msdirectx.sys 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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    You may receive the following message: C:\doc\Msdirect.sys - Hacktool Rootkit If you have this file, you have what is known as a rootkit driver virus. This can be very difficult to remove, and is also known as the name hacktool.robotkit. Make sure you do not have a program named lockx.exe or setup32.exe running at startup time, as these are also known viruses and need to be cleaned up immediately. This file will be located on your hard drive at C:\doc\Msdirect.sys Please feel free to check www.what-is-exe.com for any future lookups or updates, as this index is continually changing and expanding.