How to delete filter pipeline process

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If a random named folder appears on your C:\Drive containing filterpipelineprintproc.dll and other mx file names, this could be malware or a virus dressed up as a Microsoft Print Process.

If you know it is not genuine and need to delete it do the following:-

    1. Drag the folder you want to delete to your Desktop

 

    1. Start Task Manager (ALT+CTRL+DEL)

 

    1. Click Processes tab

 

    1. Click on Explorer.exe

 

    1. Click End Process Button

 

    1. Click Yes – Windows will Stop

 

    1. Click File –> New Task(Run..)

 

    1. Type cmd then click OK – A black DOS screen appears

 

    1. type cd %userprofile%\Desktop

 

    1. use cd to change to the random directory, you do not have to type the full directory name e.g cd aers*

 

    1. cd amd64 – make sure it displays c:\documents and settings\{YOUR USER NAME}\Desktop\amd64> before you continue

PLEASE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY WARNING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

    1. type attrib -S -H *

 

    1. type erase *

 

    1. type Y for Yes

 

    1. type cd ..\i386

 

      make sure it displays c:\documents and settings\{YOUR USER NAME}\Desktop\i386> before you continue

PLEASE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY WARNING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

    1. type attrib -S -H *

 

    1. type erase *

 

    1. type Y for Yes

 

    1. type cd ..

 

    1. type rmdir amd64

 

    1. type rmdir i386

 

    1. type cd ..

 

      make sure it displays c:\documents and settings\{YOUR USER NAME}\Desktop> before you continue

PLEASE NOT THE RESPONSIBILITY WARNING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE

    1. type rmdir {enter the random folder name here}

 

  1. To restart Windows type explorer

Windows will now restart, so close the Task Manager

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