How to Remove “Account.exe”

What is Account.exe?

Though its developer origin remains unknown, Account.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Account.  It is located in C:\Program files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Account.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 Account.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove Account.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: 28 December 2011 at 1:58 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 92975867424ddd49
a64cbe1e45189c7c
694bad93
94dfaa9744ddb2ed
e697691d6bcb719b
Worm.Win32.V
B.~FF
No 1.00 1.00 China N/A
2 N/A Executable a24934a4d72c4b9a
abd4186fd74f80a1
d6351257
7939c4e70adb23cb
3522d43b8552adcc
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable e4278785634b04a2
147f197126fc0b33
93c68269
b852aaacac61bbff
a1c4b61f70e39384
TrojWare.Win
32.Qhost.fl
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable a24934a4d72c4b9a
abd4186fd74f80a1
d6351257
7939c4e70adb23cb
3522d43b8552adcc
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
11

Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 April 2010 at 7:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable c52757e550307689
7292e971503af069
9485675c
9b5a4953e9b3a96e
15d111f33cad232e
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 United States
2 AccSoft Shareware Executable a17998b85bd436a2
96f82b0741b1bac4
78b34dd1
a47242f47aa38187
09f963eae46ba0b8
No 9.02.0100 9.02.0100 United States
3 N/A Executable 00c17670c7fb9b40
86b78f4ecc92f205
281b8da3
d5f02a7ed664de31
cd1b619800090e23
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 3fb2fe88349e83be
ae42334341650bd7
614e92fe
7ff817002bdf7452
5f875d8b7a60c70c
No N/A N/A United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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