What is Win32:Bogent [susp] and how to remove it for good?

  • Win32:BogEnt is a heuristic detection tool that involves files located on the host system.
  • This article will be looking over several ways you can remove Win32:BogEnt from your system.
  • Head over and check out the articles written in our How-To section for other problems with your PC.
  • For more tutorials and helpful guides on how to remove malware, check out our Windows 10 Hub.

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Even if your antivirus has alerted you of removing the Win32:Bogent virus software, it can also be a false positive.

Several Steam users have reported that their third-party antivirus has quarantined Win32:Bogent when launching the Steam client.

Before dismissing the alert as a false positive, make sure to take some measures to ensure that the Win32:Bogent is not harmful.

In this article, we take a look at what is the Win32:Bogent file and how to remove it from your system if required.

How do I remove the Win32:Bogent [susp]?

1. Check for a false positive

  1. Launch your antivirus and open the Quarantine tab.
  2. Note the Win32:Bogent file path:

2. Change the antivirus software

  1. If the issue is occurring when you try to update or open Steam, and AVG or Avast detects the virus, you are most likely dealing with a false-positive.
  2. To make sure it is a false positive, try uninstalling your third-party antivirus and run the scan using Windows Defender.

Quick tip

We recommend a reliable antivirus program that protects your computer against viruses, Trojans, malware, spyware, and other Internet dangers such as rootkits or ransomware as Bitdefender.

The program is a combination of a classic virus scanner, a behavior-based adware detection, and also cloud functionality that ensures accuracy and prevents false alarms like the Win32:Bogent.

This great software uses advanced Artificial Intelligence technologies to anticipate, detect, and instantly block even the newest threats.

2.1 Uninstall antivirus

  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Type control and click OK.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Go to AVG/Avast from a list of installed apps and click Uninstall.
  5. Wait for the program to complete and restart your PC.

2.2 Run Windows Defender

  1. Click on Start and select Settings.
  2. Go to Update & Security.
  3. Open Windows Security.
  4. Make sure your Windows Defender software is up to date.
  5. Click on Virus and threat protection.
  6. Go to Scan options.
  7. Select the Full Scan option.
  8. Click on Scan Now to start scanning.
  9. Wait for the scan to complete and check if Windows Defender detects the Trojan.
  10. If the Trojan is detected, then the possibility of a false positive can be ignored.

2.3 Remove the virus using Malwarebytes

  1. Download and install Malwarebytes.
  2. Launch the antivirus tool and perform a complete scan.

The Win32:Bogent is most likely a false positive if detected by Avast or AVG when launching the Steam client.

Before discarding it as a false positive, follow the steps in this article to make sure it is not a potential threat, and let us know if you solved the problem by leaving a message in the comments section below.


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