How to Remove “EXCEL.EXE”

What is Excel.exe?

Excel.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Microsoft Office Excel. It belongs to software Microsoft office and was developed by Microsoft.  It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as Excel.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with Excel.exe malware?       

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with Excel.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the Excel.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the Excel.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files files then the system is not affected by Excel.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by Excel.exe malware.

How to remove Excel.exe malware from system using Comodo Free Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing Excel.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove Excel.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

Windows OS PC Security Softwares: 

 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 October 2011 at 11:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a96f3b7fc6e22c62
5cd859df92bb7262
790a2a2e
95ec475be8c5e990
ce95ddfaea281f8b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
Paraguay N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 282b8da6248cec0e
a34c7ac61c84f0c7
0081f403
815d3a86b62e9ddd
6ed30d3cc6807e2e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f992536e03ced5e5
48eb89a8931eaab4
45943c0b
91112375231eae04
9663eee285eb4c6e
Virus.Win32.
MadAngel.n
Yes 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
Indonesia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ca113f6d9df1ad81
97d7ea2207e05eda
aec150c2
674872e088ebf926
bc0626d108fbb63b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 11.0.5612 11.0.5612 India N/A
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21

Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 November 2008 at 11:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 1844270de4d8a214
ef48d15b114154b4
b0fd0548
b672429424e1fc90
fd84c905403381e1
No N/A N/A Finland
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ed17c6693da7e3d3
c83401810608a7cf
298314a7
0d4f22a26d51b166
d1e0c78f03639458
No 10.0.2614 10.0.2614 India
3 N/A Executable ef0b7cf7162cc724
21776c3c1fd2c2b7
e03e3c82
1872c94d8587d862
301fbf1c04d3a6b9
No N/A N/A Italy
4 N/A Executable 598483db7331f54e
d42dc06d90f122f7
7b01e8d2
27327413f204b38b
316f698773e9ebed
No N/A N/A China
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