What is vc.exe?
Known worm often copied to the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Is vc.exe safe?
How do I prevent vc.exe from loading?
Download and install the latest version of the free HijackThis utility. Once installed run the utility and copy and paste the full log generated by this utility into the search box on the process tool main page. This will generate a full report of all files on the computer including vc.exe if still present and step-by-step instructions at the bottom of the report on how to clean the computer. Doing this will help make sure that this is not the only infection on the computer and warn of any other potential threats.
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A big thanks to CBMatt and Evilfantasy for their malware specialist assistance and everyone else in the Computer Hope community who has contributed to the development and testing of this tool. An ongoing discussion about this tool is found here.
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