How to Remove “GUNZIP.EXE”

What is GUNZIP.EXE?

Originally developed by unknown, GUNZIP.EXE is a legitimate file process and also called as Pro/HELP Release 20 that is associated with software Parametric Technology Corporation.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

GUNZIP.EXE virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after GUNZIP.EXE with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with GUNZIP.EXE malware?

If your system is affected by GUNZIP.EXE malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • GUNZIP.EXE occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites


To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove GUNZIP.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove GUNZIP.EXE and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 December 2012 at 4:25 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 77696441d9be2458
a6d691386ae6b436
91758d6f
ae9181eb444f4589
372a818bd35cd959
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A India N/A
2 N/A Executable d69b4e85a3d37049
96078777c8fd42b0
a32e6d87
3860cc46d6973d1b
5b23604cccb0ebe9
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A 156.216.124.160/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 99e3c1206c77333b
7351aef55a82507a
b493e651
caa4f58bacd89420
46f0f994f6324549
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
4 N/A Executable 2c0034adbed3e08a
b009b95e6368c735
597e0ea4
2ba82bdc9b010dc4
efd6b8ebbd6cd20b
TrojWare.Win
32.Wapomi.AQ
C
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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39

Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 September 2008 at 3:24 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 030ef14a40b10282
2718585ceb48a696
51a21f7f
52c588ca00112f23
61d544353f9dab7b
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 4cfeeb5bf72c072c
98904692d8fa6f5a
d5ca5e15
19469ff4758dd54e
02c8a7cdc7fde476
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable d3d468ad6a5a6591
cbfe98d969796022
c73d6bdc
3b47da704260eb2e
b12f5d53c347e6c3
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 692a8bd05955a78f
b28461261a468fb4
f6a2ffee
f6156a4699cb7b58
1ba982504e1865e1
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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