How to Remove “ACT20.exe”

What is ACT20.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, ACT20.exe also known as Application Compatibility Toolkit Stub, that is associated with Windows Operating System.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

ACT20.EXE virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after ACT20.EXE with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with ACT20.EXE malware?

If your system is affected by ACT20.EXE malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • ACT20.EXE occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove ACT20.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove ACT20.EXE and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 August 2010 at 4:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Installshield Software Corporation Executable 96bedb81df4afddf
1530766d02147a24
f538682c
a99b1e0852c2b4c5
1349f73f01066c8c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.03.094 2.03 Russian Federation N/A
2 Installshield Software Corporation Executable fb17895db170eadb
3263619aa00f4385
70264780
979619bb9d93ffa0
33ba8b4c2a068646
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.03.094 2.03 Brazil N/A
3 Installshield Software Corporation Executable b37674dfcd6b368f
37c5d6b20916fe42
06118ccb
8a4dc914a0022c3e
5bcca765b97ec1b7
Virus.Win32.
Saburex.a0
No 2.03.094 2.03 United States N/A
4 Installshield Software Corporation Executable a61fc1e4d0ce0c38
2e683d92c1de2e5e
3be3438d
f0328e97b9ea5131
4ae875cfda3d4e7c
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.03.094 2.03 Thailand N/A
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13

Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 September 2008 at 3:44 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 87f5ffb9b52ad724
0a312638972ea405
facf7c07
b38ef8ef346da0f6
3caa0466a9448ebf
No 1.0.0.1 1.1.0.1 10.224.5.32/32
2 Installshield Software Corporation Executable 32965d7793ee999a
9f9d0eb1bade0f1b
48ac229c
08040009711009b3
b576f792eff1f000
No 2.03.094 2.03 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 87f5ffb9b52ad724
0a312638972ea405
facf7c07
b38ef8ef346da0f6
3caa0466a9448ebf
No 1.0.0.1 1.1.0.1 France
4 Installshield Software Corporation Executable a20dbb345e4e8b9d
955aac9eb000d0f5
10ab54fc
b781864bc6bfef7b
285a609c0c8eefcb
No 2.03.094 2.03 United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
 
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