How to Remove “AOLHostManager.exe”

What is AOLHostManager.exe?

AOLHostManager.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by America Online. This process is known as AOLHostManager and it belongs to the AOLHostManager. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of AOLHostManager.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by AOLHostManager.exe ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the AOLHostManager.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from AOLHostManager.exe malware?

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 June 2010 at 4:55 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable b77a109048bc5c37
f115eb06f504dc85
e9850dcf
e7cb7bae42aabc00
6e83679a2c6c08ec
TrojWare.Win
32.ProcessHi
jack.A
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 America Online, Inc. Executable 44dd98b5dd3e0ff8
ffd413483b4ab123
2905e85c
03d9b8bb6e79957a
f4f3a7cdc007701c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.AE
No 1.0.0.6 1.0.0.6 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 01 July 2008 at 10:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 America Online, Inc. Executable 6913b0531b2be368
0d6ad479726eee0a
bb54777d
907acd9cc4befe20
583f1c468daed0df
Yes 1.5.3.1 1.5.3.1 Internal Submission
2 AOL LLC Executable b80db24ee88abb24
c97e35b940fee41f
f38174d6
87281198789fe3a0
4472fd864011ed77
Yes 16.4.2.1 16.4.2.1 United States
3 AOL Inc. Executable b23e8a9d9c17e110
a85ff3eb512c92dd
a0c7d714
be468700b62e6c9b
d1458c41d6bc7850
Yes 16.4.5.1 16.4.5.1 Internal Submission
4 AOL LLC Executable d95adca501329e36
55b97c3e2fef2c22
02d21885
ed067865ea84156a
b7fc21dd09f2694a
Yes 16.3.2.2 16.3.2.2 Iran, Islamic Republic of
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