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 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 5b53412bf8503540
23586e1ba313c5f2
62df52a4
883da1418b6fa8ea
5cdf2b87148a004e
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b5
Yes 9.0 9.0 France N/A
2 N/A Executable a14f04d475a3727b
f12e83ec794328fb
d51564a2
2f61c5668a42f9bf
7b26355baaf20f67
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.2.4.8 6.2.4.8 France N/A
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable aa0dd1272dec1d74
0b54835f6f1adf8d
8e1e37d5
76e69fee9ec74447
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.0 9.0 India N/A
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable e1d0fcaf2d9c2776
87f902f8c7b6f626
cc6ce860
fd75b0e4bafcb027
0c1f179dd997c40f
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 8.0 8.0x269 Malaysia N/A
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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 460def4de89cc403
7db99fc564f1b59c
e76c77c7
130ed8877e08ca4c
51f463222c75e389
No 4.1 5.5 United States
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 53ebd1433ecf517f
eacb11a64daaedea
b0bf00b9
e16000c67b67d25e
717cd1005dc12ba2
Yes 11.0 11.0 Denmark
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 026e08aefd4b5898
b8a2a151944e86f1
14113df7
N/A No 4.1 4.1 Tryout Ireland
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable a361ff190440d6ea
a6845568e5a62a92
6ef0b09e
67988bf6b09e2bd4
c37fb2145abe5583
No 4.1 5.5 Germany
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