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

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

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

Purpose of this file:
Ntos.exe is a program which would have arrived on your computer without you ever knowing it. The exact disk location where it should be stored on your computer is also shown below to verfiy it is not spyware, as many spyware programs use similiar names and just locate them elsewhere on your hard drive. Always check the proper disk location of your programs if you are concerned that they may be spyware or malware. This program is from the Zeus virus. Action should be taken immediately to remove ntos.exe software. This executes via the Winlogon.exe program, and this trojan will send details to remote websites as Zeus is a very bad virus that needs to be removed. It appears on your system via fake advertisement links, which take advantages of windows flaws to embed the virus or spyware on your system. Reports are that the data is being sent to Russia and Malaysia, so not much can be done to stop this compromising activity. You may also find a folder named wsnpoem in your windows path. Always verify your system startup for unusual names by checking registry keys at Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon Userinit and Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run Visit ntos.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 ntos.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
Ntos.exe will be found on your hard drive in the system or system32 folder at C:\WINDOWS\system32\ntos.exe

  • Is ntos.exe spyware?
        Yes. This is considered a spyware related program.

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

  • Is ntos.exe considered a virus or trojan?

  • Would you recommend that I remove ntos.exe?
        Yes, I would remove ntos.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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