How to Remove “WORDPAD.EXE”

What is wordpad.exe?

wordpad.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as WordPad MFC Application. It is a default program that comes with Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after wordpad.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with wordpad.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with wordpad.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • wordpad.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible wordpad.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, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove wordpad.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Comodo Antivirus.

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

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

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

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

 

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Malware Entries

Safe Entries
First Seen: 12 October 2011 at 11:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 10c048b3799b2494
0134799575bec712
e8e9a704
8414050f5cfd1640
fb6e5e1c27312b0e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Romania N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 92b7456ec70ac610
47d51ce74b4ae39b
d37b32c6
72f59a349cc67b9d
c5e0091b2902c00a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.AV
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Canada N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a0923e3058250279
601c02908f242add
c9ac39b2
517d99d468472fb0
bac323e7be27f1dd
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 6.0.6002.1
8277
(vistasp2_
gdr.100628
-0503)
6.0.6002.1
8277
Turkey N/A
4 N/A Executable 06dc2b469d07fe18
593b1820ee90d3a2
822a1d54
850ef60c1e1e6413
b1ae956b19cf329f
TrojWare.Win
32.Banbra.rh
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

Safe Entries
First Seen: 24 October 2011 at 9:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a7ba1a97ff37b841
d27b085e86723937
ec29373b
c3bf615dedebc970
bb3c5a9c2cc52d9e
No 10.0.17713
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17713
.1000
United Kingdom
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c017e91a526dfbb3
7293cd79d86a1d72
61ed0141
61173ff6abb1c40e
3d3b580126fc5f66
No 10.0.19041
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.19041
.1
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 58d3338895fbb33a
0b1c23d51989f22f
7f566887
51e846f608a875ab
cd32cf85402b4dea
No 1.0 4.0 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 75ff51eb39733e7c
57c62fcb577026da
750e4f5c
34b557ace63a6af3
ec4b02b4a9ec46af
No 10.0.19041
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.19041
.1
United States
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