How to Remove “EXEC.EXE”

What is exec.exe?

exec.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as NetZero Internet. It is associated with software NetZero Internet developed by NetZero. It is located in C:\Program Files.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as exec.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with exec.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with exec.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • exec.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible exec.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

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

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 January 2009 at 11:48 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable fe29093d75772b5d
834c24332b71df3b
c8f75e83
b8e5dd12e94eb2e1
a9f72d14ddabe6e8
Unclassified
Malware
No 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable c343d3141e8f6a8b
49c4955e49336314
1e6a567f
3cd0f463fad65e50
97cd73acd48144b7
TrojWare.Win
32.Qhost.fl
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 2954225379406928
c2d9966448718f85
278e8239
1bb792309f0a434d
b1a5cc8386bd2727
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.Gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 http://www.beyondlogic.org Executable b03c6ee5a12449f4
fe32a2f9f1d868a0
839c2bd3
bc354dcf5221aea9
fae8a3283c09504d
TrojWare.Win
32.Tibs.mar6
4
No 2, 5, 0, 1 2, 5, 0, 1 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 July 2008 at 9:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ee6bc0b801239a44
b4d625d20eb66945
c60b7d76
0a6e36bf9e3b7387
e3065c0f2e49e27d
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 45379b68efcc02d9
e5bb7ba43e0a5a3d
d02fabb9
60b63bed35bb3281
ef204c2458f7feba
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable e9ce72ae185af1ec
59047cc09806d64f
d4907cf3
6f5370bc8e62e7b8
8ab01baa858a1368
Yes N/A N/A United States
4 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 085c4cddaa48934e
7ae4dca17e1f680d
465d9337
8140ca7ac0bc5c0c
5b2057f30f5b86cb
No 2.6.21026 2.6.21026 198.20.167.84/32
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