If you antivirus software is alerting you about a possible virus with a file named Win32:BogEnt and you want to know if it is a virus or not then you are at the right place.
Well, Win32:BogEnt is detected as a virus by a lot of antivirus software apps out there and it is worth noting that this is an incorrect detection on their part.
This is because the file named Win32:BogEnt is perfectly fine and this is a case of false positive detection from antivirus softwares out there.
We have seen several users, who are using Steam, have said to us that their antivirus software quarantines a file named Win32:BogEnt and that they are worried about the same.
They, and we are sure you also, would want to know if Win32:BogEnt is a virus and if not then what exactly it is.
For that, you need to read this entire article and we will tell you everything about what is Win32:BogEnt file and also how to remove it from your PC.
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What is Win32:BogEnt [susp]?
Win32:BogEnt [susp] is a heurisitic analysis tool that is a part of Windows and it detects the suspect behaviour of particular files located on the host system.
The irony is that the file which checks for suspect behaviour of other files is itself detected as a virus. Anyways, here is what this exactly means.
Talking about heurisitic analysis, it is a method to spot threats or new viruses inside the system and to detect suspicious files as well.
Is Win32:BogEnt a Virus?
Well, as we mentioned earlier, Win32:BogEnt is not a virus but in fact it is a file that checks whether any file on the host system is a virus or has suspicious behaviour or not.
However, Win32:BogEnt is a false positive but it does not always mean that there is no threat to your PC.
To understand if there is a false positive or the threat is real, you need to try and use different antivirus software and see if the threat is same on every antivirus software or not.
How to remove Win32:BogEnt from your PC?
Here are a few methods which you can try in order to remove the Win32:BogEnt file from your PC.
Method 1: Verify if it is a false positive or not?
As we mentioned earlier, you need to first verify if the Win32:BogEnt file is actually harmful to your system or not.
To do that, you need to follow the steps mentioned below:
- Open the antivirus app you are using and head to its Quarantine tab and look for the Win32:BogEnt file.
- Now, check for the file path and it should be something like below:
- Now, go to VirusTotal website and click on Choose File button.
- Paste the entire file path in this selection window and choose the file and then your virus scanning will start.
- After the scanning process is completed, you will see if the file you just uploaded is a threat or not.
If the VirusTotal website shows that the file does not contain a virus then it means that your antivirus software is showing a false positive.
Method 2: Try another antivirus software
If you are still not convinced and feel like there is a threat to your system with the Win32:BogEnt file then you can do a virus scan with another antivirus software.
There are loads of antivirus software apps out there in the market so just make sure to remove the current one you are using and install a new one.
After that, run a full scan of your system and check the results and also check the files it has quarantined.
If you see the same Win32:BogEnt file in the Quarantine tab of your new virus scan as well then you can remove it from the antivirus software itself by deleting the file.
Method 3: Remove AVG/Avast if you are using them
One thing that we have noticed is that antivirus software apps such as AVG and Avast are known to show the Win32:BogEnt file as a false positive.
This is the reason why we recommend everyone to remove both of these apps if you have them installed on your system.
- To do this, go to your Windows Start Menu and type uninstall program and hit Enter.
- Now, a new window will be opened and you can now search for AVG or Avast antivirus and if you find them, select them and click Uninstall.
- Follow on-screen instructions to complete the uninstallation process and then restart your computer.
Since AVG and Avast are known to show you Win32:BogEnt file as a false positive, we can tell you to remove them but this is not the case with other antivirus softwares so you should take every situation differently.
Method 4: Perform a full scan using Windows Defender
If you want to be absolutely sure about the Win32:BogEnt file then the best thing to do is use the in-built virus detector or antivirus software from Microsoft supplied by Windows which is Windows Defender.
To be honest, Windows Defender is the best antivirus software out there and you don’t need any third-party apps after this as well.
To run a full scan using Windows Defender, follow these steps:
- Go to Start Menu and type Windows Security or Windows Defender.
- Open the first option and then click on Scan options.
- Now, choose the Full Scan option and then click on Scan Now.
- Once the scan is completed, you will get the results.
Check from the scan results if Win32:BogEnt is detected as a virus or not. If it is not detected as a threat, you need not worry as everything is fine with your system.
Method 5: Boot into Safe Mode
If Win32:BogEnt is still showing as a threat on other antivirus softwares apart from Windows Defender and you are worried about the same then what you can do is boot into Safe Mode.
Windows will remove all trojan malware files such as Win32:BogEnt in the Safe Mode and you can relieve all your stress after that.
- To boot into Safe Mode, press Windows + I and go to Update and Security.
- Click on Recovery tab and scroll down to the Advanced startup section and then click on Restart Now button.
- Once your PC restarts, click on Troubleshoot and go to Advanced options and then choose Startup Settings.
- Click the Restart button and once your PC restarts, you will get a bunch of options.
- Press 4 to boot into Enable Safe Mode option and this will get your PC into safe mode which will remove all the malware files if there are any.
- Once you are done with removal of your infected files, you can reboot normally to go back to Windows in normal mode.
As we mentioned in this article, Win32:BogEnt could most probably be a false positive that your antivirus software such as Avast or AVG has detected from Steam.
However, if you feel like there is a problem with your system then you can follow all the methods we have mentioned above to remove the Win32:BogEnt file from your system and have peace of mind.
Feel free to share this article with your friends who are also using Steam and have the same Win32:BogEnt [susp] file detected as a virus to let them know how this can be fixed.