How to Remove “Cmstp.exe”

What is Cmstp.exe?


Cmstp.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft. This process is known as Microsoft Connection Manager Profile Installer and it belongs to the software Microsoft Connection Manager. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of Cmstp.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to detect whether your system is affected by Cmstp.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 startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • 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 Cmstp.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32 folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 29 January 2018 at 7:38 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 13e3b736f6b29eff
9a0b70ee3252bd64
4fb302fb
6609d1631a24bbf6
4b77e35294966b79
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.naf
No 7.02.7601.
17514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
7.02.7601.
17514
Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 05d6b0f5b99d12ed
d44f03bc42d2357b
dad5eaae
acef750e09d50cf9
3716ea529f85d40d
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.02.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.02.7600.
16385
Europe N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable aecc14a84af04b09
3dccd05d08099317
f1fdb855
431fe2314a1f95cd
d2720c813f5e77f3
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.02.2600.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
7.02.2600.
5512
Egypt N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 63d1f462d290540e
182798859227defe
78424358
1b838baa452f708c
d6054222d7cec53c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.02.2600.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
7.02.2600.
5512
Egypt N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 September 2008 at 1:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3f09f915dc06fea7
c6f458c15b8f2bc4
16773906
c4d73bb36c1159cd
8b4af4c51f69b96b
No 7.2.10586.
1176
(th2_relea
se_sec.170
913-1848)
7.2.10586.
1176
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1feee88a8a0ebaba
d3683f4ff6248ca4
545c8e92
10fd79fc46e52a92
1cde1c907eda340d
No 7.02.9600.
17415
(winblue_r
4.141028-1
500)
7.02.9600.
17415
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable c2b6c0fb1505d2e3
8bd115ae2af08a99
10ffa4d3
76ec4c7bf8244a8e
8a5ff9462f026fb5
No 7.02.7601.
17514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
7.02.7601.
17514
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 79880bd741bd1e10
88692fae638230ce
5b83cd08
9e9de957f5059385
2b851b4c8ed07503
No 7.2.15063.
909
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
7.2.15063.
909
United States
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