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FileRepMalware definition

FileRepMalware is a tag that many antivirus programs assign to potentially dangerous files. It appears as a message from an antivirus provider to indicate that malware has infected your device. The malware can be relatively harmless (like adware that generates ads on your browser), but it can also carry a great risk.

Types of FileRepMalware

  • Trojan. A malicious code or software that secretly gathers user information.
  • Adware. Generates ads on your desktop or browser, slowing down your system.
  • PUP or potentially unwanted programs. Auto-installed software that slows down your device and may be difficult to remove.

How to prevent FileRepMalware

  • Remove bloatware and software you don’t use.
  • Keep your security software up to date.
  • Don’t download apps from suspicious sites.
  • Check background processes on your device for anything unusual, like slower speed.

How to remove FileRepMalware

  • Remove suspicious browser extensions, programs, files, or folders from your system.
  • If you don’t know which specific program may have been infected, try uninstalling recently installed programs.
  • Back up all files that haven’t been infected.
  • Check all your running programs and shut down any of them that look suspicious (e.g., those running slower than usual).

Further reading

Ultimate digital security