How to Remove “WLTUSER.EXE”

What is wltuser.exe?

wltuser.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Windows Live Toolbar User Elevation Helper. It belongs to Windows Live Toolbar, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as wltuser.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • wltuser.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 wltuser.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:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove wltuser.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 April 2009 at 4:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 863f18689bf6f4d3
1640d216250d5b02
c20abcf2
5fab39e8476b5302
b8e377d3bd908795
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14.0.8064.
0206
14.0.8064.
0206
Argentina N/A
2 N/A Executable d4a506ae22690772
696b697a5cb78385
7f1d57d7
25e5367bd67c4075
f3589d1bc1ff5db4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable db1e78c8bc8f4621
fb5f43fe29f27ce6
d47753b6
a0f1c4e83d125910
6be7d71446d8e376
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14.0.8117.
0416
14.0.8117.
0416
Brazil N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable f681868bd7d8d7d8
b27ec350aeca88a0
03951916
0a8fcac61ea786e0
822243c4d3246815
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 14.0.8117.
0416
14.0.8117.
0416
Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 September 2008 at 11:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0aeeb36877d39ac6
24fdf402bc5024a6
5d40baf1
0ea028e10115fa39
b22a178913e7147c
No 14.0.5023.
0902
14.0.5023.
0902
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1924fed15673eeea
c92bcf081e714ede
ab3363d1
b53403ba57db8566
9934e274f430e36e
Yes 14.0.8064.
0206
14.0.8064.
0206
Brazil
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1ca2556586047d85
868138911445b183
130afcdc
a0f77456aefe56fd
96466cfab25d8d86
Yes 14.0.8052.
1208
14.0.8052.
1208
Vietnam
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1b062132855eea8a
1fef2f74a04600fb
0e915ae5
20a098a4d12e4934
2228d3afe98eafdf
Yes 14.0.8117.
0416
14.0.8117.
0416
10.224.1.59/32
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