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How to remove the printer virus

Most antivirus programs identify printer.exe as malware, e.g. Symantec identifies it as Trojan Horse or Downloader.MisleadApp, and TrendMicro identifies it as WORM_NUCRP.GEN or Mal_Nucrp-7.
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Printer.exe file information

The process known as AntiVirus (version 2007 Pro) belongs to software Anvivirus Application by Microsoft Co (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Printer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. printer.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 7,680 bytes (69% of all occurrences), 16,896 bytes and 4 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/printer.exe.html 
It is not a Windows system file. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\Shell, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). There is no description of the program. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify printer.exe related errors

Important: You should check the printer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Nachtrag: Trojanerdaten: Version 1,0,0,1, MFC; interner Name Printers, Copyr 1999. Ist in einem anderen XP jedoch nicht vorhanden. Die Ursache dazu kann ich jedoch nicht angeben.
  Johann Scheitl  
when found in loose in drive directory, VB.Worm Detected by Kaspersky, missed by Vipre.
  John McCormack  

Summary: Average user rating of printer.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments.
One user thinks printer.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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