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: 18 September 2012 at 11:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 1c5ede2559a51a15
5186b33a40099b83
f9b6bd03
fb731b236d0c00d4
37f0cf718b4701e7
Packed.Win32
.Packer.~GEN
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable 500267913c1d2ab7
c7572bfc9dcb709c
255cbd5a
4a716f7ce6a20b3e
3592a40dd28ad976
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 April 2010 at 12:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Greatis Software Executable 76d1e129b41a6e76
64fc51c00ea64114
261c08f6
210e7269edb56a84
9448faafa4c5816a
No 6.9.6.2009 6.9 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable ffa557b326d58a97
c4bebab18a395c56
4b8fddd2
bba7a67f0c1d56a6
13d8e7a3816b6bac
No N/A N/A United States
3 Trend Micro Inc. Executable e195b8229152d1ac
7f2ba41aa34100b6
f4326b8f
1d72621cfe532f20
de72a8c6bbd90e6c
No 9.0.3.1351 9.0.3 Internal Submission
4 Motoyuki Hagiwara Executable 7bd2f5a62abb2b67
8461cf67b642245e
d3269dc3
69f889ab27564bff
14790d48c19b0286
No 1. 1. 0. 0 1. 1. 0. 0 Internal Submission
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