How to Remove “CDStart.exe”

What is CDStart.exe?


CDStart.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Symantec. This process is known as cfw_installer for Windows and it belongs to the Symantec System Center software. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.
Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of CDStart.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by CDStart.exe?


Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.


To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the CDStart.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from CDStart.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the CDStart.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Free Antivirus.

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

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Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with CDStart.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 November 2011 at 8:52 am
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Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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Malware Behavior
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable df210fecfeb0c83e
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Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 1.0.00.184 1.0 Russian Federation N/A
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Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Europe N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 July 2009 at 6:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 0930c283888a68d8
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No N/A N/A United States
2 GIANTS Software GmbH Executable 56d594b1f25034e0
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No N/A N/A Poland
4 N/A Executable e6e2926cfc48a123
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No 1.8.0.2 1.0.0.0 Italy
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