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: 24 December 2011 at 11:52 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3b79b37cbc9a0c3e
5eceb666ec1942f0
74f7b612
d80a2c6551349996
2c07d5e2c2164a23
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Ukraine N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 249f7a9e98e7c33e
86e71d00e61547a6
c4481eb7
317d2cebf2b50f72
edfb4129f57d9dbe
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 40106e462a1be435
acda607084099b6e
23ade525
c55e444f421185c7
b60862b2e4562a09
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 62fd0f16955dad63
8af4f8bd744f8045
1e10b731
1c8e54c5d65db29b
e8cf612d0cb9c6f5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.39.23.132/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 31 August 2008 at 1:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable e640f1507e4c020c
efa4410c8245a990
93198a92
e8f8b1058775103a
c8ba6381345a4a57
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.146/32
2 N/A Executable 0fc9fe78dab7e240
f7291bc7691feb3f
211997b8
2de5e7387d94d67d
e2911661f4e689a7
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.131/32
3 N/A Executable 84d01a80be3aa9a4
0914478067bbe6db
539a0057
8aa006e6dee5804b
736783f55a70b108
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.54/32
4 N/A Executable 84d01a80be3aa9a4
0914478067bbe6db
539a0057
8aa006e6dee5804b
736783f55a70b108
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.96/32
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