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.

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

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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: 09 April 2011 at 5:07 pm
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 Blizzard Entertainment Executable a48e94559d08fb25
90cd87f60d9be649
7221c9c2
742cd99c03fda36b
18c15d4ec5040644
Unclassified
Malware
No 2, 2, 0,
1092
2, 2, 0,
1092
Russian Federation N/A
3 N/A Executable 497643c33b684f1d
01db4407934431cb
be8841bf
92a80a1daa3683d7
c2dd9c4a676eff4a
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 31.8.22.103/32 N/A
4 Blizzard Entertainment Executable beea9237f946b06a
0fe7293e71a0d12c
211b70be
f43fe5f33f7b6dc8
30677cdcf598b0a2
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 2, 2, 0,
1329
2, 2, 0,
1329
10.224.1.116/32 N/A
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20

Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 April 2011 at 3:45 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Blizzard Entertainment Executable 527f8a1012456b3a
f47c0b0118a49948
170f6f5c
e1fc69a72e4e23a9
6dbd535b372974a8
Yes 3, 0, 0,
1650
3, 0, 0,
1650
Internal Submission
2 Blizzard Entertainment Executable 71697a9193290b79
52194f06f8444cdb
a85ca91d
572e94f8605075fc
9b0198c4e0c16bbd
Yes 3, 0, 0,
1644
3, 0, 0,
1644
United Kingdom
3 腾讯计算机系统有限公司 Executable b4f375ef4700362d
467eba783f0e47b1
9ccdb278
80105c712d34dc82
28ccbef88a2da869
Yes 3, 0, 0, 6 3, 0, 0, 6 Internal Submission
4 Blizzard Entertainment Executable 71697a9193290b79
52194f06f8444cdb
a85ca91d
572e94f8605075fc
9b0198c4e0c16bbd
Yes 3, 0, 0,
1644
3, 0, 0,
1644
Russian Federation
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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