How to Remove “RESCUE.EXE”

What is Rescue.exe?

RESCUE.EXE is a legitimate executable file, but its source of origin remains unknown. It is associated with PackageForTheWeb Stub. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and named after RESCUE.EXE file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with RESCUE.EXE malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the RESCUE.EXE file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove RESCUE.EXE malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using RESCUE.EXE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove RESCUE.EXE malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2008 at 8:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 067f60b6cf603f3e
db38a6af65ca3c70
65262c1f
8a3a7c1c8ed749ec
6174e8e0e6b9dd5f
N/A No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 067f60b6cf603f3e
db38a6af65ca3c70
65262c1f
8a3a7c1c8ed749ec
6174e8e0e6b9dd5f
N/A No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
3 N/A Executable 067f60b6cf603f3e
db38a6af65ca3c70
65262c1f
8a3a7c1c8ed749ec
6174e8e0e6b9dd5f
N/A No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 067f60b6cf603f3e
db38a6af65ca3c70
65262c1f
8a3a7c1c8ed749ec
6174e8e0e6b9dd5f
N/A No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 July 2008 at 11:26 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 8b8867c436c53773
733fcb64563cddf7
b45a3e40
25b8e3e1b37c4de6
b3aaf59c930391af
No N/A N/A Italy
2 N/A Executable 957ee58ed4b900b4
f43b42253d00d963
017655e0
3aea7c47fbde36ed
2fb8086ce4f008ad
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.117/32
3 N/A Executable ffa557b326d58a97
c4bebab18a395c56
4b8fddd2
bba7a67f0c1d56a6
13d8e7a3816b6bac
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable fbd74c559bb50ab1
f4eedbbc98ff4f80
629861f3
49676b7955fba720
a76a8d2b8dd3e671
No N/A N/A United States
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