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?

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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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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable eb2df505f1ce31d0
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1e0b04118e307d83
8ca73b54cff8e5b0
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 4.52.00.26 4.52.00.26 Russian Federation N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable e98325e0f710b1c8
268999e8eb20b8bd
1a458691
794209e91a7c0666
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Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 4.52.00.26 4.52.00.26 Russian Federation N/A
3 N/A Executable 1199ee30f2191ec3
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1ad9d57d
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125270179577e291
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
4 Symantec Corporation Executable b00fe9e2d7132746
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 11.0.1.3 11.0.1 Algeria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 June 2009 at 10:54 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 85ba87d849e3763a
1ad4e940aefeda12
5df77e35
5b84fe6d4fdc3454
1fc1979231e410a5
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 0930c283888a68d8
ee9a677c8df15d2b
57c26345
276d995b087fbfca
3357bad093ff1e05
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable c95aae62f9ebb8ac
0176140c73cd328f
904a2e87
762fcc8a7ecc61eb
5712b16045e6329d
No N/A N/A Poland
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 08bc12e9e4595523
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534699e1
97c060df2f1d334e
7558e36f9386590a
No 8.0.0.64 8.0 United States
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