Detect Malicious Processes Running On Your PC

Detect Malicious Processes Running On Your PC

If you have an internet connection and stay connected to the web for long hours, it is quite natural for your PC to be prone to a number of malwares, viruses and spywares. The problems caused by such malicious codes are pretty difficult to handle and sometimes take a long time to resolve. Most of the times, you have no other option but to format your system to get rid of malwares.  

Most of these malwares get downloaded and installed on your system on their own. Many times, the antivirus on your PC is unable to detect such malwares and even if it manages to detect the threat not all antivirus applications can get rid of them. Even boot-time scanning doesn’t help at times.

Many malwares tend to block access to most popular antivirus websites such as AVG, Norton, Avira, Kaspersky etc. making it almost impossible for you to download an anti-malware or antivirus product. Above all, such malwares also disable system restore and do not allow you to boot your PC in Safe Mode.


Therefore, it is of utmost importance that you detect and stop any harmful processes from running/ executing on your system. Once you detect them, you need to kill such processes manually.

Follow the below mentioned steps to detect harmful processes:

  1. Press Alt+Ctrl+Tab hotkeys in order to launch the Windows Task Manager.
  2. Go to the tab “Processes” to view the list of all the processes that are running on your PC.
  3. If you happen to be familiar with the running processes, try to identify the suspicious process. You need to copy the name of the process and search it in ProcessLibrary.
  4. If you are unable to identify the malicious process, you may download a tool named “Process Viewer” and install it so that the tool can do the task of examining the processes.
  5. Once you have identified the malicious process using Process Viewer, all you need to do is, kill the process through the Task Manager.

 It is always better to identify the malicious processes and kill them right away rather than spending hours together to get rid of the dangerous viruses after they affect your PC. You can activate your task Manger if it is not enabled by following the intructions here.

AVG Resident Shield Not Active / Disabled Problem – Solution

Managing AVG Resident Shield

The main security process of AVG antivirus program and AVG Internet Security is AVG Resident Shield. This feature is also available in the free version. This feature helps our system by scanning the files that are opened, copied, or saved. They prevent the virus infected files and damaged files from being opened. The AVG Resident Shield provides protection in all the vital areas of our system.

Sometimes the shield may show its status as Inactive, Disabled, Not Working, or Not Loaded. This can be seen in the control centre or in the AVG User Interface. In such a situation the computer is not protected.

The Windows Security Center prompts a red icon warning message in the notification area or in the system tray on the task bar, stating that the security protection status of the virus protection or malware protection or spyware is disabled.

When this issue occurs, AVG does not have the built-in mechanism to activate or enable the security on its own as the whole setting of the AVG Resident Shield has been modified. This may also occur due to sudden deactivation or disabling of the active status even though it is active in the configuration.

The AVG Resident Shield runs as soon as we install the software or when a program is updated. To fix and again enable the protection shield is pretty easy:

Simply go to the Tools menu and select the Advanced Settings. A tree menu appears where you need to select Resident Shield. Here you will see that the check box for Enable Resident Shield is already checked i.e. it is already activated.

Uncheck this check box and click on apply so that the AVG Resident Shield is truly deactivated. Now, check the Enable Resident Shield check box again to finally enable it. Click on apply for the changes to take effect. Your AVG Resident Shield starts working properly now.

If the above method is unable to resolve the problem then restart the computer and the issue will be taken care of automatically. If this does not work too then the last resolve is to uninstall the AVG and install it latest version from the internet.

KasperSky KIS / KAV – AVG Incompatible Error Error Code 0xc0070643

Removing Incompatible AVG Software Entries While Installing Kaspersky KIS and KAV

At the time of installing Kaspersky Anti-Virus or Kaspersky Internet Security, the following error massage “Incompatible Software” window will appear during the setup, and the process will stop and avert the running installation process of Kaspersky product.

When this error takes place, the complete installation of KAV or KIS stop working and displays “Attention! Various unsuited softwares are installed on your PC. This application cannot be used along with Kaspersky Internet Security 2009. In order to proceed with the installation, you’ll need to first and eliminate these applications”.

The button “Next” halts and gets grayed out at this step, and hence the user cannot or will not able to install KIS or else KAV. This stop suspend error occurs in spite of no AVG security program being installed on your system previously, or if the AVG Antivirus or any other product has been uninstalled before to the Kaspersky installation.

After that, if you choose and highlight the unsuitable software (i.e. selects AVG from the list of softwares) and click the “Remove” option, it will open “Add or Remove Programs”. Then there will be another dialog box that says “In order to carry on with the installation process, please remove unsuited software. (You have to reboot your computer after uninstallation process). Then open and run the installation procedure once again. Now there is no other way to install Kaspersky, unless of course use tha hack.

The setup installer of Kaspersky has button that lets you to convincingly avoid detection of unsuited software throughout setting up of KIS or KAV. However, the procedure can be difficult and for beginner computer users. The best possible way is certainly to alter the Windows registry to eliminate reference keys to AVG software at all.

To remove all registry keys that are in reference to AVG security product, follow the steps given below: –

  • First of all open registry editor. To open the registry editor open RUN box in Start and type “regedit
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\AVG8Uninstall

To remove all the AVG linked registry keys, right click on AVG as well as AVG8Uninstall, choose Delete. These are the two identified registry keys that are installed by AVG. Both of these registry keys should only be detached only if any of the AVG programs is no longer installed on your PC.

You may click on Edit menu also and use “Find” command to explore AVG linked registry keys, but you have use your general logic to discover which key is related to AVG and which key is not. For instance “AVGeneralNotification”, this key is system related entry, and must not be removed.

After removing the proper key, open and run the Kaspersky product setup installer once again in order to install KIS or KAV, obviously it will works correctly now.

Note: – If you are come across any other unsuitable software with products from the other vendors, such as the security software as of Agnitum, ALWIL Software, AhnLab, Authentium, Ashampoo, Avira, Command, BitDefender, CA, Comodo, ClamWin, Dr.Web, ESET, F-Prot, Lightspeed, Grisoft, McAfee, Norman, Sophos, Panda, Trend Micro, Symantec and etc. Then simply look at the comparable registry position to any linked registry key for elimination.

You can also download and install CCleaner, as it is freeware, if you don’t want to take any risk of editing the incorrect registry keys and to play it safe. Then you can use this software for removal of the entire orphan registry keys left behind by other softwares and AVG after un-installation.

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