How to Remove “GUIDGEN.EXE”

What is GUIDGEN.EXE?


GUIDGEN.EXE is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft. This process is known as GUIDGEN MFC Application and it belongs to the Microsoft (R) Visual C++. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of GUIDGEN.EXE to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to detect whether your system is affected by GUIDGEN.EXE?


Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.


To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the GUIDGEN.EXE file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from GUIDGEN.EXE malware?

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Step 7: If the system is infected with GUIDGEN.EXE malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 January 2012 at 8:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7f094c4c8a629f93
bf756f1c846f02d0
f42dfa54
3ed9b7382903da81
f17a12a4a6d0f7d1
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.8063 6.0.000 Brazil N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4303414a4172310f
78664daa6b3e905a
30e98580
9a4ae7f5b3c54d06
26a5b5edca3c583b
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 9.00.30729
.01
9.00.30729
.01
Bulgaria N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 32d136f3e72ff5cc
01bca76118a44375
82cfa91c
54603c9fdb1e7174
582110e3a0f12aa9
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Bototer
.B
No 6.0.8063 6.0.000 India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable fc63658c3821d77b
30bf9f10d8245df8
0265f2fa
457868cdd0e44617
6eee288bbbf13846
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 6.0.8063 6.0.000 China N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 July 2008 at 12:09 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable aa105d02a6854c59
009f9708d64cc482
d4661d43
50f6dedbfba50d4c
47a6db976f81e6dd
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e3f09d30c6746a41
94c87cdb35e4e7ba
759fe2c9
2feda5281e70dff5
9ba26197e4f7926e
Yes 9.00.21022
.08
9.00.21022
.08
Internal Submission
3 Tembo Executable 8fca586f18a4c113
0513ed5d38766151
2dca1e06
3d7f387585d85a9f
dd70072561dcd572
No 1.0.0.69 1.0 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b1adea388c904648
dcc09d8e7027ff8f
b2b177c4
9cf2d8ff1f28b849
43b3ebd839ddee0e
No 6.0.8063 6.0.000 Internal Submission
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