How to Remove “HOSTID.EXE”

What is HOSTID.EXE?


Originally developed by IBM Inc. HOSTID.EXE is a legitimate file process and also called as Host id Application that is associated with software OS/2 Warp. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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


Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


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

  • HOSTID.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 HOSTID.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove HOSTID.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: 18 February 2013 at 1:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 078991ea409f9024
557bc7b77bbf4a5a
fdff7a9b
5365b40915be5b25
a380aa6e96b48cdb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A 177.180.13.125/32 N/A
2 EPLAN Software & Service GmbH & Co. KG Executable 18dd57dd206e9144
0d65ebf335d7e544
11dd2731
7ef2748af6d0632f
4a933296f5257b3a
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 1.2.3 N/A Turkey N/A
3 N/A Executable 9772723c8b4fe03a
4330d375d94d1da2
1d707170
aace444a93ebeba2
dec4d25586a750c2
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A China N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 April 2010 at 9:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 73e9945ce9bdc967
4bb726c4867af49f
ac742d91
5c2562073085998e
cf6c78274d8b10af
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.19/32
2 N/A Executable b4484a215b3f6fa1
1dc89a11bed34d7b
e7be094b
20f65648921f0647
edd9afdb8bccf320
No N/A N/A France
3 N/A Executable f505a01448ab48a5
8abb183b7f6ebb7c
709dde14
46f570b51b87b259
c2c35bf3d96b7bc5
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 7eb67f0683ccda20
be551e984c5decd5
7f246443
0d2ad39ddad59598
487921e42f9b13d5
No N/A N/A 10.108.17.104/32
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  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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