I have an entry that keeps coming up as a file C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\setup50.exe and I do not think this is a good file even thought I think that’s from installing a service pack.how do I remove it?

The way viruses and spyware are attaching themselves to files are becoming more problematic as they hide themselves in files that normally would look good.? To any inexperienced or even avid tech user, C:\WINDOWS\$NtServicePackUninstall$\setup50.exe file would seem harmless because of the file location where it is in looks like it is a legitimate file in a service pack update.? Unfortunately this file is malicious and needs to be removed with some of our most trusted programs.

We’re going to start with Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware

  • Download and double Click mbam-setup.exe to install the application.
  • Make sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes’ Anti-Malware, then click Finish.
  • If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version.
  • Once the program has loaded, select “Perform Quick Scan”, then click Scan.
  • The scan may take some time to finish, so please be patient.
  • When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results.
  • Make sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. <- very important
  • When disinfection is completed, a log will open in Notepad and you may be prompted to Restart. (See Extra Note)
  • The log is automatically saved by MBAM and can be viewed by clicking the Logs tab in MBAM. (You may need this for a later post on the forums!)

Extra Note:If MBAM encounters a file that is difficult to remove, you will be presented with 1 of 2 prompts, click OK to either and let MBAM proceed with the disinfection process, if asked to restart the computer, please do so immediately.

I also would like you to download and install SUPERAntiSpyware.? Please update it and run a full scan to see if it comes up with any other infections.? The infection you describe usually does not “attend parties alone” and I’d like to verify all of its buddies left the building with it.