What is drsmartload.exe? Should I remove it?
drsmartload.exe is an executable file that should control processes and programs
drsmartload.exe is the file that possibly starts a malicious process, runs a destructive payload of the virus. Even if the file does nothing suspicious, its presence indicates that your computer might be infected with a particular threat. This is not an essential Windows operating system file, so you can remove it from the system, but that should be done when you are sure that the executable is related to malicious components or direct malware.
|Type||Executable file possibly related to malware|
|Issues caused||The file appears running in the background and triggers problems with the performance|
|Elimination||You should consider the diagnosis with anti-malware tools before removing the file completely from the computer|
|Repair||Run RestoroIntego to repair issues with the system files that can be triggered by the malware infection|
The drsmartload.exe file is installed and used by Drsmartload, other malicious pieces. You have to delete the file immediately after you have found it malicious. That can be done by running an anti-malware tool that detects dangerous pieces and can remove them off of the computer.
The parasite will continue to violate your privacy and harm your computer unless drsmartload.exe and all related objects will not be completely removed from the system. You need to diagnose and check if the file is malicious before doing anything else. If you have difficulties erasing the file consider using a different anti-spyware program. We can recommend SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.
Please note that any executable or Dll file appearing on the machine actually may be a fully legitimate part of the operating system or legitimate software. Do not rush to deleting such pieces because you might disturb the performance of the PC. Often parasites use files with unsuspicious names but mask the malicious functionality.