How to remove the mediatek_86 virus

Most antivirus programs identify mediatek_86.exe as malware—such as TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_GEN.R0EDC0PG417, and Kaspersky identifies it as HEUR:Trojan.Win32.Generic.

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Mediatek_86.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mediatek_86
Mediatek_86.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as mediatek_86 appears to belong to software mediatek_86 by unknown.

Description: Mediatek_86.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file mediatek_86.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\Windows (in most cases C:\Windows\Temp\WS\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 51,712 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. Mediatek_86.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 84% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the mediatek_86.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.


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Best practices for resolving mediatek_86 issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active mediatek_86 process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the mediatek_86.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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