How to Remove “Ares.exe”

What is Ares.exe?

Ares.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Ares p2p for windows. It belongs to software Ares p2p for windows and was developed by Seekar. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as Ares.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with Ares.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the Ares.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the Ares.exe  and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files files then the system is not affected by Ares.exe , if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by Ares.exe malware.

How to remove Ares.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing Ares.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove Ares.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 21 August 2008 at 8:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Ares Development Group Executable 634624c85072a26c
336cba8cc3e92f65
a7d69818
9e82618c50c7b114
17712aea5f250770
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 2.0.9.3030 2.0 United States N/A
2 Ares Services Executable bbf276d3817fb119
4a900c9f845cd91a
16712673
1c9c4b462e38dd42
c35f2ceae53b436f
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
3 Labcenter Electronics Executable 8a1a859d60589911
cc1db8fe9b2991f9
b0bc79f4
ab42614825c9db75
fd1ddfe0888196a8
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 7.07 SP2
IB9151
N/A India N/A
4 Ares Development Group Executable cc95048c4503abf1
d76f3e14819350b3
15c17fd6
5e4171b1f3d09ddd
43469a43e6299f1e
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 3.1.6.3040 2.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 6:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Ares Development Group Executable 6c447b64f036f39e
b3d248cf16991b32
633d51ad
69e967f3ff9e3df4
1f4228440fbd43ae
No 2.1.7.3041 2.1 10.8.4.2/32
2 N/A Executable bf0ee2f6491ae403
0ff07b12f1dbb64e
a5e8306c
a5f44455357a9607
7b7f0c05935731ee
No N/A N/A United States
3 AresGalaxy Executable 287dc1d25b53398c
c91325a7721a04f8
2747c62f
5fd2bce03fad0db0
002c569020f7082a
No 2.4.4.3068 2.4 United States
4 Ares Ultra Development Team Executable d668034dfe8ca084
64304fe3afc6de89
b464dcf1
4169f7f79d8a71a9
5fe60f5b597f20dc
No N/A N/A 198.20.167.84/32
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