How to remove the mgking virus

Most antivirus programs identify mgking.exe as malware—for instance Sophos identifies it as Mal/HckASPk-A, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen.2 or Trojan.Gen.

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Mgking.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with mgking
Mgking.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as mgking.exe belongs to software Adobe Acrobat by unknown.

Description: Mgking.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Mgking.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 182,272 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 181,760 bytes or 182,784 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The mgking.exe file is not a Windows core file. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run). Mgking.exe is able to monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You have the option to uninstall the software Adobe Acrobat using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), contact Customer Service or update the program.

Recommended: Identify mgking.exe related errors

Important: You should check the mgking.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 mgking issues

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