How to remove the maintainer virus

Most antivirus programs identify maintainer.exe as malware—e.g. McAfee identifies it as Artemis!196BFDDA8940 or Artemis!3B84B04E8D50, and Avast identifies it as Win32:Adware-BYZ [PUP].

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Maintainer.exe file information

The process known as MaintainerSvc6.37.565328 or MaintainerSvc3.87.6511658 belongs to software unknown by EnterDigital or Virtual Transit or OptimalLive or Winning Combination or BrowseDen or TessView or Trend Delivery or ConstaSurf.

Description: Maintainer.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Maintainer.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder—primarily C:\ or C:\ProgramData\ecbaef90-5696-41e1-a1c3-3e8112ce2840\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 128,240 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 123,632 bytes and 14 more variants. 
It is the service "MaintainerSvc3.87.6511658".
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. Maintainer.exe is not a Windows core file. The maintainer.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 55% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify maintainer.exe related errors

Important: You should check the maintainer.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If MaintainerSvc6.37.565328 has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


User Comments

Bonjour Service Maintainer Svc.7. 71837357

Summary: Average user rating of maintainer.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think maintainer.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving maintainer issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active maintainer process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the maintainer.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.

Other processes

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