How to Remove “Activate.exe”

What is Activate.exe?

Activate.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Activate Module. It belongs to Activate Module software, developed by 3Com. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as Activate.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS


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


Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with Activate.exe malware:
  • Unstable internet connection
  • Activate.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 Activate.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.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

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

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over.

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

First Seen: 22 February 2019 at 3:16 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable b018b7451371a578
1abbe4844712d4f1
12c8889b
3dd2cc5126c235c1
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
2 N/A Executable f56e53522858b0bb
7195783a4bc3a13e
55dee6ee
677b1dada52e36b3
cab28e97f309fb73
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
3 N/A Executable 48d375066b54e4b1
43ede51b2c683a56
c0099c6d
babdd52d7a979af5
460acdf39ff2e77d
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
4 N/A Executable 51107d4be3673252
8a0fd2ae7a6d62c3
8c8b72b7
49bfe23d632e2d54
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 April 2018 at 7:04 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Copyright (C) 2014 - 2018, RecoveryTools Inc Executable 2b1b195fa1c29d10
a84a5efd28b238dc
385da281
cd4218be471b2e00
7cb338bdec62429f
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 United States
2 N/A Executable 6baa5e7a04378a7e
f6ab17dafadf55c3
4f22a28a
ae4bff61c6856849
092782ca34a2b956
No N/A N/A 10.224.27.193/32
3 Copyright (C) 2014 - 2018, RecoveryTools Inc Executable 2b1b195fa1c29d10
a84a5efd28b238dc
385da281
cd4218be471b2e00
7cb338bdec62429f
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 10.224.25.43/32
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