Armsvc.exe Virus


Armsvc.exe is a sophisticated new malware threat of the Trojan horse type. Armsvc.exe uses disguise to trick its victims and then begins to covertly execute various malicious processes in the attacked system.


Malware comes in numerous varieties and shapes. However, there are not many online threats that can match the crafty and cunning nature of an infection from the Trojan horse type. The Armsvc.exe Trojan is one such threat and if you are reading this, you have most likely become a victim of its harmful activities. It is highly recommended to remove this Trojan and rid your system of it, because if you don’t do that in time, a lot of malicious effects may take place on your computer. What we have in mind here is the ability of the Trojan to cause severe data and software corruption, to insert different viruses like Spyware or Keyloggers and even Ransomware threats and to provide the hackers with total remote access to your entire computer. Fortunately, there is a way to safely eliminate Armsvc.exe Trojan and our team has already prepared a removal guide on that. We have selected some proven steps, which will assist you to manually identify the harmful Trojan files and delete them even if your antivirus is not able to fully clean up the infection. However, we would encourage you to follow them only after you carefully familiarize yourself with the specifics of this malicious software group because dealing with infections like Armsvc.exe Trojan may require all of your attention and understanding.

Trojan infections – real nightmare for the users’ computers!

Trojan horse infections can be extremely troublesome. We really aren’t exaggerating because if a malicious script like Armsvc.exe is inside your computer, all of your data, as well as your system and your safety could be exposed to great risks. What malicious things can a Trojan horse do? Well, the options the hackers can choose from are not just one or two. They can program the script to act as a backdoor for other infections like Ransomware, spyware and different viruses. They can also use Armsvc.exe Trojan to gain complete remote access to your computer and turn it into a bot. Very often, with the help of the Trojan, the hackers are able to secretly collect passwords, login credentials, banking details, credit or debit card numbers and perform various crimes such as online fraud, blackmail, and theft.

Usually, most of the victims are not aware of the contamination and it takes them time to figure out that the malware is secretly operating on their machine. This is because Trojans often lack some visible symptoms and try to remain hidden for as much time as possible, while they perform the malicious deeds they have been programmed for. Unfortunately, by the time they are revealed, major damage is caused to the infected machine and the victims often have to face the malicious consequences that appear almost out of the blue.


Danger Level High (Trojans are often used as a backdoor for Ransomware)
Symptoms Crashes and system errors as well as changed Internet and browser settings are oftentimes the main signs that there’s a Trojan horse infection in the computer.
Distribution MethodUsually, hackers who create Trojan viruses disguise their malware as something users would be tempted to download and then upload it to pirate file-sharing/torrent sites or send it via spam emails.
Detection Tool

Please follow all the steps below in order to remove Armsvc.exe!

How to remove Armsvc.exe

  1. First, click the Start Menu on your Windows PC.
  2. Type Programs and Settings in the Start Menu, click the first item, and find Armsvc.exe in the programs list that would show up.
  3. Select Armsvc.exe from the list and click on Uninstall.
  4. Follow the steps in the removal wizard.

What we suggest you do first is, check the list of programs that are presently installed on the infected device and uninstall any rogue software that you find there:

  • From the Start Menu, navigate to Control Panel ->>> Programs and Features ->>> Uninstall a Program.
  • Next, carefully search for unfamiliar programs or programs that have been installed recently and could be related to Armsvc.exe.
  • If you find any of the programs suspicious then uninstall them if they turn out to be linked to Armsvc.exe.
  • If a notification appears on your screen when you try to uninstall a specific questionable program prompting you to just alter it or repair it, make sure you choose NO and complete the steps from the removal wizard.

Remove Armsvc.exe from Chrome

  1. Click on the three dots in the right upper corner
  2. Go to more tools
  3. Now select extensions
  4. Remove the Armsvc.exe extension
  • Once you open Chrome, click on the three-dots icon to open the browser’s menu, go to More Tools/ More Options, and then to Extensions.
  • Again, find the items on that page that could be linked to Armsvc.exe and/or that might be causing problems in the browser and delete them.
  • Afterwards, go to this folder: Computer > C: > Users > *Your User Account* > App Data > Local > Google > Chrome > User Data. In there, you will find a folder named Default – you should change its name to Backup Default and restart the PC.
  • Note that the App Data folder is normally hidden so you’d have to first make the hidden files and folders on your PC visible before you can access it.

How to get rid of Armsvc.exe on FF/Edge/etc.

  1. Open the browser and select the menu icon.
  2. From the menu, click on the Add-ons button.
  3. Look for the Armsvc.exe extension
  4. Get rid of Armsvc.exe by removing it from extensions

If using Firefox:

  • Open Firefox
  • Select the three parallel lines menu and go to Add-ons.
  • Find the unwanted add-on and delete it from the browser – if there is more than one unwanted extension, remove all of them.
  • Go to the browser menu again, select Options, and then click on Home from the sidebar to the left.
  • Check the current addresses for the browser’s homepage and new-tab page and change them if they are currently set to address(es) you don’t know or trust.

If using MS Edge/IE:

  • Start Edge
  • Select the browser menu and go to Extensions.
  • Find and uninstall any Edge extensions that look undesirable and unwanted.
  • Select Settings from the browser menu and click on Appearance.
  • Check the new-tab page address of the browser and if it has been modified by “Armsvc.exe” or another unwanted app, change it to an address that you’d want to be the browser’s new-tab page.

How to Delete Armsvc.exe

  1. Open task manager
  2. Look for the Armsvc.exe process
  3. Select it and click on End task
  4. Open the file location to delete Armsvc.exe
  • Access the Task Manager by pressing together the Ctrl + Alt + Del keys and then selecting Task Manager.
  • Open Processes and there try to find a process with the name of the unwanted software. If you find it, select it with the right button of the mouse and click on the Open File Location option.
  • If you don’t see a “Armsvc.exe” process in the Task Manager, look for another suspicious process with an unusual name. It is likely that the unwanted process would be using lots of RAM and CPU so pay attention to the number of resources each process is using.
  • Tip: If you think you have singled out the unwanted process but are not sure, it’s always a good idea to search for information about it on the Internet – this should give you a general idea if the process is a legitimate one from a regular program or from your OS or if it is indeed likely linked to the adware.
  • If you find another suspicious process, open its File Location too.
  • Once in the File Location folder for the suspicious process, start testing all of the files that are stored there by dragging them to our free online scanner available below.
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    • If the scanner finds malware in any of the files, return to the Processes tab in the Task Manager, select the suspected process, and then select the End Process option to quit it.
    • Go back to the folder where the files of that process are located and delete all of the files that you are allowed to delete. If all files get deleted normally, exit the folder and delete that folder too. If one or more of the files showed an error message when you tried to delete them, leave them for now and return to try to delete them again once you’ve completed the rest of the guide.

    How to Uninstall Armsvc.exe

    1. Click on the home button
    2. Search for Startup Apps
    3. Look for Armsvc.exe in there
    4. Uninstall Armsvc.exe from Startup Apps by turning it off
    • Now you need to carefully search for and uninstall any Armsvc.exe-related entries from the Registry. The easiest way to do this is to open the Registry Editor app (type Regedit in the windows search field and press Enter) and then open a Find dialog (CTRL+F key combination) where you have to type the name of the threat. 
    • Perform a search by clicking on the Find Next button and delete any detected results. Do this as many times as needed until no more results are found. 
    • After that, to ensure that there are no remaining entries lined to Armsvc.exe in the Registry, go manually to the following directories and delete them:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Random Directory. 
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Run/Random
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Internet Explorer/Main/Random

    Is Armsvc.exe dangerous?

    Threats like Armsvc.exe and Smss.exe tend to appear fully legitimate or generally harmless-looking files, links, emails messages, images, applications, audio or video files. This way, they can purposely trick the users into clicking on them without having a clue about the danger. One tap on the well-camouflaged payload is usually enough to activate the exploit kit, where the malware is inserted. This ability of the Trojans is what the hackers love the most. They frequently use various tricky transmitters such as malicious links, attachments, too-good-to-be-true offers, “you won a prize” messages, aggressive popping boxes or some free applications and installers to infect the users and break through their system. 
    That’s why users have a major role in the prevention of Trojan infections. We always advise our readers not to trust every pop-up, link, email or an ad that comes on their screen, even if it seems legitimate. Avoiding unsafe web locations, shady installers and sketchy web content can greatly help them to stay away from unpleasant and harmful infections. Having proper antivirus software is highly recommended as one of the best things users could do to ensure reliable protection for their system. If regularly updated, a good antivirus can detect potentially harmful scripts and can indicate the users about them before a major damage is done. However, some advanced Trojans like Armsvc.exe Trojan may be though to detect and remove even with the antivirus and may require additional assistance and some specialized software. The removal guide below can provide some manual instructions as well as a specialized removal tool, with the help of which no Trojan can remain hidden on your system.


    About the author


    Violet George

    Violet is an active writer with a passion for all things cyber security. She enjoys helping victims of computer virus infections remove them and successfully deal with the aftermath of the attacks. But most importantly, Violet makes it her priority to spend time educating people on privacy issues and maintaining the safety of their computers. It is her firm belief that by spreading this information, she can empower web users to effectively protect their personal data and their devices from hackers and cybercriminals.

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