How to remove the mahmud virus

Most antivirus programs identify mahmud.exe as malware—for example Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2 or Trojan.Gen, and Kaspersky identifies it as Trojan-Ransom.Win32.Foreign.jk or Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Dapato.mpg.

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Mahmud.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mahmud
Mahmud.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Mahmud.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mahmud.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\Windows\System32—generally C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 184,832 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 187,904 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, DEFAULT\Run, Winlogon\Shell). Mahmud.exe is not a Windows core file. mahmud.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the mahmud.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

mahmud.exe ist als ein programm des BKA-viruses, der den desktop, taskmanager und die taskbar sperrt.
  Loiser   (further information)
Auslöser des BKA-Trojaner´s
das ist der bka virus

Summary: Average user rating of mahmud.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think mahmud.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving mahmud issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active mahmud process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the mahmud.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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