How to Remove “IMAPI.EXE”

What is imapi.exe?

imapi.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Image Mastering API. It is associated with software Microsoft Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as imapi.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • imapi.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 imapi.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:\Windows\System32 perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove imapi.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 imapi.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 April 2008 at 12:54 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c130397b9636e945
6a3ec8936568cd70
b6a6b779
f6cebad45d62439a
20df238092816215
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
India N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 3188f3c93b65b4b7
1f39c805a5810f80
51d0f3be
4c07e845e4d07f52
9dddfcff46590eb7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2100fb2195cb8a91
96ffeaecbdabb84a
37deb959
a024d25b95465c55
be88eaa57f3900a8
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 8daaa198eeabe1c1
1ffaf197280e6f6e
5cbed1a3
d48aeab2c01b62df
a071ed3c9782c0a7
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
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27

Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 1:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 50f53a563c11d0f2
6d70dfd290589506
b224fa4a
30deaf54a9755bb8
546168cfe8a6b5e1
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Slovenia
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 50f53a563c11d0f2
6d70dfd290589506
b224fa4a
30deaf54a9755bb8
546168cfe8a6b5e1
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Iran, Islamic Republic of
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 50f53a563c11d0f2
6d70dfd290589506
b224fa4a
30deaf54a9755bb8
546168cfe8a6b5e1
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable bec4f4bddd4e8d73
ee713506c6bcd6d7
f7d49cf4
f7b93aafad33b232
0954c17e26c8d361
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Slovakia
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