How to Remove “Choice.exe”

What is Choice.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, Choice.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Offer the user a Choice and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Choice.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after Choice.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by Choice.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • Choice.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites


To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove Choice.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove Choice.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2018 at 9:47 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 160cf2431c6f9e6e
28e64cf9f6613f6f
42d11a73
bd0c3f060604988e
b6ad809ee6fc0c2f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Algeria N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d23f8788a3ac9f91
ef3bb1a03bfef7d3
bf91338b
9edcdba28ef35554
b97e5da203fd2df1
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.156.80.220/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5a8c91b90f191f6c
3f4ca67dc888ac52
7c8fa018
9dc5eba166d023f6
f2b38f2ee5601bcb
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.ra
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Philippines N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable fb50b4f7895d85ca
2abc412999cb7124
64adf282
87f9aece4a59b6c8
cc23cffdbfead307
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.CG
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Europe N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 September 2008 at 9:46 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 84d01a80be3aa9a4
0914478067bbe6db
539a0057
8aa006e6dee5804b
736783f55a70b108
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.155/32
2 N/A Executable 84d01a80be3aa9a4
0914478067bbe6db
539a0057
8aa006e6dee5804b
736783f55a70b108
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.96/32
3 N/A Executable 0fc9fe78dab7e240
f7291bc7691feb3f
211997b8
2de5e7387d94d67d
e2911661f4e689a7
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.96/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3726608c0a31fee9
b1afe1f091b895aa
3ba1b188
df06fff8436ddc53
57fc410ad95a3a1a
No 10.0.18323
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.18323
.1000
Canada
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