What is Win32:BogEnt

Lately, it has been reported that many third-party antivirus software is detecting a virus named Win32:BogEnt. Now, the dilemma is, users don’t know what to do about it. Users are mostly confused about whether to delete it or let it go. As a common behavior of the antivirus software, it will by default quarantine the detected file. But, it is your responsibility further to verify the genuineness of the file before going forward to delete it. 

What is Win32:BogEnt?

Win32:BogEnt is one of the computed or heuristic detections that implies unwanted or unusual activities in the host system. Well, you cannot completely call it, is a virus, and calling it so depends on a lot of factors. Antivirus software like AVG and Avast usually report it as a virus, but false positives can be expected as well, hence, you need to recheck and verify the file properly.

You can use the following to get a better understanding of the genuineness and, make your decision of whether to remove it or not

Also Read: What Is IDP.generic Virus Tag?

Use Virustotal

The free tool, VirusTotal is an excellent tool that can be used in the verification of the file. There are certain steps you need to follow to check if the file marked with the virus tag in your device is a false positive or not. 

  1. Right-click on the file in the quarantine section of the antivirus software you are using.
  2. Search and choose the option that takes you to the supposedly infected file location
  3. Now you can use the VirusTotal tool on the website that will check the file and generate a report if the file is safe or not.

Use A Different Antivirus Software

Owing to the cyber world is full of threats antivirus software is becoming stricter and overprotective with every phase of development and that gives way to a lot of false positives to declare them as malware. In this case, you can use different antivirus software available to check for a false flag. It will help you to a great extent as it ensures double-checking which in fact is a good way to scan your file. You can use free Windows Defender software for double-checking your files.

Use A File Deleter Software

You can either try and check the file by using an Unlocker tool to double-check the genuineness of the file or in case you are sure if the file is infected and is locked, you can use a file deleter software to delete or remove the potentially infected file. There are many free file deleter software available for the same. 

You can always verify the files before you take any action on them. While dealing with outside elements, beware that the slightest mistake can compromise all your data.


Ankita Mohanty is a Software Engineer who has the passion for content creation, tech and travel. She believes in that there's nothing in this world that's unachievable when you work hard for it.


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