How to Remove “Componentmanager.exe”

What is Componentmanager.exe?


Componentmanager.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Windows Live Toolbar Component Manager.  It is associated with product Windows Live Toolbar developed by company Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as Componentmanager.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS


How to determine if your computer is infected with Componentmanager.exe malware?


Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with Componentmanager.exe malware:
 

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Componentmanager.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly


Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible Componentmanager.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

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

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Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 March 2009 at 6:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable bf04fc0a596b987b
d6667b5d0e3f2134
882a4251
1b3b07fcb4cd19d8
d4168c257d470367
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 03.00.0000
.1615
03.00.0000
.1615
Macedonia N/A
2 N/A Executable 30f41ee8d92d897f
959af199e745a748
cc7d0c47
30dc2f0f4c17b3a5
a339d79046a4b810
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 60ff1d69a9286857
1277068ee734c788
b1c30321
4889b54336688abf
2f9cd72c1b09b8f4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 03.01.0000
.0146
03.01.0000
.0146
Canada N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 342d707e3390157d
e7572fb861a3f2d5
d235bcbf
97c32997459d8988
901c04df16aeb0ab
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 03.01.0000
.0068
03.01.0000
.0068
India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 June 2008 at 4:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6c06b725191c70d9
5bb9c7c9ae4be2c2
b6c486f0
c1826ae686ca9e1e
1ef2a8567380eb37
Yes 03.01.0000
.0068
03.01.0000
.0068
Finland
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d68bcefc37055a34
c8f0e753dfdf96a8
313117ab
bbe08b4af147e712
b18fe08f6b3f71e8
Yes 03.01.0000
.0072
03.01.0000
.0072
Switzerland
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d68bcefc37055a34
c8f0e753dfdf96a8
313117ab
bbe08b4af147e712
b18fe08f6b3f71e8
Yes 03.01.0000
.0072
03.01.0000
.0072
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6c06b725191c70d9
5bb9c7c9ae4be2c2
b6c486f0
c1826ae686ca9e1e
1ef2a8567380eb37
Yes 03.01.0000
.0068
03.01.0000
.0068
Internal Submission
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