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: 03 July 2018 at 7:11 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 3116905d9bc8f8eb
12dd5483ec9280cb
1cf8008c
1d1f919805b02db9
730ededbc91b727e
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.E
No N/A N/A 105.184.18.29/32 N/A
2 giveawayoftheday.com Executable 2b35de93773c2069
69ad553819a075ac
35a0394a
31d3c080440cf1c2
da4ded190ae2786d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.2.30 2.0.2.0 Turkey N/A
3 N/A Executable 462bd1a6d3c795b0
2581bba591d17e1f
a6195615
796346665ff99e38
510fe92aa2ae4e82
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.E
No N/A N/A 105.226.161.247/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 May 2014 at 8:45 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Copyright (C) 2014 - 2016, Perfect Data Software Executable 688183228d9fbec8
4fe759597901aa9b
c7d1c2d2
11314dcd5c0306fb
b12349b3a2efde10
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 United States
2 N/A Executable ab7d0ee04453b69c
7b9338a1e1d3c122
23913167
a3584dece0bffecd
08b1e102c5a84c58
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.40/32
3 N/A Executable 6e9affda652fd592
4bad84440e393042
cf7b4735
c8b35a62cf9f6e3d
7e16ac3e19e3060b
Yes N/A N/A 10.224.25.96/32
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