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How do you figure out how to remove potential malware on Windows? (_EX-08.EXE) [duplicate]

How do you figure out how to remove potential malware on Windows? (_EX-08.EXE) [duplicate]

I normally use a Mac, but I'm helping fix a friend's PC. A process called _EX-08.EXE is showing up in task manager and comsunimg 99% of CPU. If I search for it on Google I get a number of extremely suspicious sites encouraging me to download a "removal" tool, but they look like they could be malware themselves.

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bert [Entry]

My advice would be not to search on Google directly for the executable, but rather to Google for a reliable anti-malware site (e.g. your antivirus vendor, or the other big ones like Symantec etc), then search within their site to see if it's a known issue.