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: 28 November 2011 at 8:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 CyberLink Corp. Executable f8be9c5767e40f11
d6a4f5531818ba2f
0fccf9bb
d5806ca32d5f8c90
352a53e54dbccf45
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.00.0612 9.00.0612 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable b018b7451371a578
1abbe4844712d4f1
12c8889b
3dd2cc5126c235c1
c1cd6b154f7863ee
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
3 CyberLink Corp. Executable 7bd5c89f3c0fe6ed
7cdb7fd4475fe7a5
a022057c
06939c0dba104392
148d939e02efb26c
Virus.Win32.
MadAngel.n
Yes 15.0.0.132
0
15.0.0.132
0
Malaysia N/A
4 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
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19

Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 April 2009 at 9:00 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 CompuApps, Inc. USA. Executable f1b87b08f308d221
493157be82051e9e
8c5f5afa
ea4d8c5369ab3076
945b1201c70206f3
No DriveBacku
p V3 Build
035
DriveBacku
p V3
Internal Submission
2 Dell Corporation, Stardock Corporation Executable a200ffae87d43297
2016db8506e69821
95ab6cb9
e0adcc8ba3123b87
8ed22ef3eea643fb
Yes 1, 1, 0, 9 1, 1, 0, 9 10.224.1.57/32
3 N/A Executable ef4556f3a0e8cfb2
6256f62a5853845e
b7a697d3
4f0f4a65f0d4653c
beb088907ed32c92
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 97f12fc7fb0594c7
f6bd7c56cabe3d43
2347cc77
1d608b09a407eb76
60c7e0c8dad92377
No 2012,7,13,
10190
2, 0,
0,10190
Internal Submission
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