How to Remove “SPDSTART.EXE”

What is SPDSTART.EXE?

SPDSTART.EXE is a legitimate file process developed by Symantec Corporation. This process is known as Norton SpeedStart and it belongs to Norton Utilities for Windows. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after SPDSTART.EXE file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SPDSTART.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 SPDSTART.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 SPDSTART.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 SPDSTART.EXE malware using CCE, 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 SPDSTART.EXE  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 September 2008 at 9:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable cfe6c419e3004217
206d2ee3a81582f3
ceac08ce
bc00d33789af08e1
cfdf6d480b65b09c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 11.00.0.32
7
11.00.0.32
7
Egypt N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 621161b83dfa2fa4
36513747fbe51268
0fa6843e
e3ec79e52309bb6e
43d7797506a0fa1c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 11.00.0.32
7
11.00.0.32
7
Vietnam N/A
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 8f7d6be129490520
a9c2baca836d745b
6a858a46
N/A P2PWorm.Win3
2.Bacteraloh
.h
No 11.00.0.32
7
11.00.0.32
7
Ukraine N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 August 2008 at 11:40 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable d63d54109cfafac7
f2d3c125f5471e38
83f7953a
bcd90a2fb11736b2
b56ba37e81780375
No 11.00.0.52 11.00.0.52 Bulgaria
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 7bf286a1af3487d7
904692d79a8af0b7
f3701317
N/A No 11.00.0.32
7
11.00.0.32
7
Bangladesh
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 3b66a1ba703c88ca
b52bf0fcbadc6f97
b3803f38
N/A No 11.00.0.32
7
11.00.0.32
7
Vietnam
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 773cb05be77db9b4
139052e7b94c26ef
2bb1102e
9755e50babfdb992
67791890eeaf2496
No 11.00.0.32
7
11.00.0.32
7
Philippines
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