How to Remove “AfterFX.exe”

What is AfterFX.exe?

Originally developed by Adobe Systems, AfterFX.exe is a legitimate file process that is also known as Adobe After Effects associated with software Adobe After Effects.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove AfterFX.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: 09 March 2010 at 4:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable a14f04d475a3727b
f12e83ec794328fb
d51564a2
2f61c5668a42f9bf
7b26355baaf20f67
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.2.4.8 6.2.4.8 France N/A
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 4469b23a7882aee7
e305659d83f28253
edfb1f2f
ce48f70db249f5b3
a7932ed6654e7cce
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 8.0 8.0x247 United Kingdom N/A
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable a5181f785ece7459
ec6bf4d577171982
7aefe00b
c2b6a38cd52b485d
590247944c308fd7
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 8.0 8.0x269 United States N/A
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 2ad3f7480239a1d6
0b4ab59e3169ca11
e038359a
0b4e2e3a31290ac1
22d992f9a27f53be
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0 8.0x247 Cambodia N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
51

Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 June 2008 at 3:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 53ebd1433ecf517f
eacb11a64daaedea
b0bf00b9
e16000c67b67d25e
717cd1005dc12ba2
Yes 11.0 11.0 Denmark
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable e9c929e27b8ecf6b
3ea19f2e80d094cd
4502d4be
c1d61878dff0c427
2ab8c4d8badb161d
Yes 10.0 10.0 Canada
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable b8c324522283eb78
b55d08b6ad1b3209
55e8d185
67780dd169317d89
b3806fb51c482b80
No 7.0 7.0 Netherlands
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 8db04b610ce71813
9050361e7f53389c
afcf802c
4a59cf8c25baa114
6ec603129d5601ed
No 6.0 6.0 Internal Submission
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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