Certain embedded files that are part of legitimate programs or specialized fix tools such as process.exe, restart.exe, SmiUpdate.exe, reboot.exe, ws2fix.exe, prcviewer.exe
and nircmd.exe may at times be detected by some anti-virus/anti-malware scanners as a "RiskTool
", "Hacking tool
", "Potentially unwanted tool
", or even "malware (virus/trojan)
" when that is not the case.
Such programs have legitimate uses in contexts where an authorized user or administrator has knowingly installed it. These detections do not necessarily mean the file is malware or a bad program. It means it has the potential
for being misused by others. Anti-virus scanners cannot distinguish between "good" and "malicious" use of such programs, therefore they may alert you or even automatically remove
them. In these cases the detection is a "False Positive
" as boopme has indicated.
You can use Windows Search feature
to find the file and then should be able to just delete it.