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: 24 May 2012 at 8:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable eccb325972f1f0d4
2b4c7f68f94a04f7
5e4d4454
27b31a51a0174ded
a302792822da502c
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 CyberLink Corp. Executable 964217eba9314953
245c06a1ab773522
f433e8d6
245409b7a45a4489
b9727cd83984ffb9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14.0.0.501
0
14.0.0.501
0
103.107.123.1/32 N/A
3 B-SHARK (C) 2009 Executable f32f1efc1cfc2c59
b74cfc78d6be687d
f1cd3e11
217b5dda045f5bbc
b896128f8980db23
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable c688fe26c1b5172f
631eb52cf5bd9e9a
3262984e
404fd94fad5955c7
ef620a3f850a1866
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 February 2012 at 7:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable f03c6e2d07e9ae9e
e38b4c8f6da8a3b9
6cb3567b
80464d4a4c0c0f8f
93fa201c0b220d76
Yes N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 6e9affda652fd592
4bad84440e393042
cf7b4735
c8b35a62cf9f6e3d
7e16ac3e19e3060b
Yes N/A N/A 10.108.51.116/32
3 CyberLink Corp. Executable 1919cc14fe4ba68a
a804f9044ec9444c
7e72f33e
4fbab1d09ff54176
b2e45a4f74b67bf2
Yes 18.0.0.140
9
18.0.0.140
9
United States
4 CyberLink Corp. Executable 35f1db47b75dd75b
815da611c050a4d0
0b342de6
073f73c042cee823
95eeba2799076841
Yes 12.0.0.250
4
12.0.0.250
4
United States
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