How to Remove “BackgroundDownloader.exe”

What is BackgroundDownloader.exe ?

Backgrounddownloader.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Background Downloader . It is associated with software Blizzard Downloader, developed by Blizzard Entertainment. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as backgrounddownloader.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with backgrounddownloader.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with backgrounddownloader.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Backgrounddownloader.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 backgrounddownloader.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.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 April 2009 at 11:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable f906ed9b607989d5
3b1b4a8941ccb289
227d83c6
80699da08c3c9029
8476168c57069640
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable 1a9c3cc48e84951a
bac58ed9fed45251
f4248b6e
0a245f7ca1a90405
d551428f2d9253a3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
3 Blizzard Entertainment Executable 6fdb2ab0ac7e6c7b
d7158c9c7228183a
7b66d4ee
df8e6f30d531896f
d77365581e4b90f4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2, 2, 0,
1092
2, 2, 0,
1092
Ukraine N/A
4 Blizzard Entertainment Executable 66dec80ef2806a10
2855a16042964a06
8f5ebbbe
4b31d8d3f9dd54d7
832893d0674c487e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1, 8, 2,
420
1, 8, 2,
420
Italy N/A
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44

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 2:11 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable a799a20bceca51b5
0346317ac1596609
bd82f292
ac8bcf21c9279332
496d4ee95d25d1b0
No N/A N/A Canada
2 Blizzard Entertainment Executable 26fe913ee3428c0c
00889685bab178a9
a57ae80a
542b3d39ae3338fd
22676d4d678b602e
Yes 1, 8, 2,
408
1, 8, 2,
408
United States
3 腾讯计算机系统有限公司 Executable 6b630f896d2ad775
688f6cfe563996b7
cf9b6551
6b519509f1108cd5
3bae14ae63d7273d
Yes 2, 0, 20,
16
2, 0, 20,
16
103.196.139.169/32
4 Blizzard Entertainment Executable 74f8fb71d88211db
92bfd6785eef3cc7
968734e4
d9047aa64cd4928a
9efc2f9142c9fb92
Yes 1, 8, 2,
420
1, 8, 2,
420
Russian Federation
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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