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: 07 October 2011 at 12:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 4c92cbaa98bb1a8f
7f887a98d15767eb
c0abf71e
d8d1f2516b1bfd91
a6936727bfb54b6d
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
5.227.233.194/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable acae6145d1c5aec8
349e5287fbb31825
4422c348
2737ae7ecc364238
409b367280a55f42
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Canada N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable b70df85f01e38e9d
f87f0c4a81ad79fb
62e19d67
462a8133cae3a090
9bf8f80009d326f8
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6d4fa83e4c54c8e2
0f6e0d94f2208a32
ccd48152
cbed608004c2f312
bc9e337c8a416242
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
197.39.47.77/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 January 2012 at 1:54 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0e949b23c77c9141
7c205c3d8b265e48
bd19df0e
24842b536fdc8a91
3010859ebe27b7a5
No 1, 0, 0, 2 1, 0, 0, 2 United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 18b506a824e2937d
1a579c79f21c4540
61bdf8ae
04677a00e01d8f8c
5c54f3a64d6777d3
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3d92a44a3291db06
02bcee19f9df8421
10f97adc
c62ba2e5ccb0df6d
0c7c4205221fd48c
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Turkey
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 64ba1f8ba522b7c9
ceb2623b13715621
355ebbe1
c0cd543229012578
4d66312d95e921e1
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
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