How to Remove “CtDrvIns.exe”

What is CtDrvIns.exe?


Originally developed by Creative Labs Inc., CtDrvIns.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as Creative Driver Installer/Uninstaller that is associated with Creative Driver application.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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


Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


If your system is affected by CtDrvIns.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
  • CtDrvIns.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 CtDrvIns.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove CtDrvIns.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: 03 December 2011 at 10:08 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable 52076101bf2fc219
6e82b623dbdd38ab
0ebf90e7
0579f76e8e0cb725
6629a292e3ece165
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.09.02.00 N/A Egypt N/A
2 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable 71442e5d5e1bba8d
a3a432a7fae9fb19
befdb4d7
01942919a675d4d8
d8a31985f92b6728
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.09.02.00 N/A Egypt N/A
3 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable 79a68cb920dda712
edf78a88f642a6c1
215c3883
2f2c843447f22ab3
d203f80446b5b4a5
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 2.09.02.00 N/A 105.155.183.28/32 N/A
4 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable dff8dbc9c23fa0c6
55ad75323a1517b0
f94bfbdd
157b984de6f4aee2
d6a5817e9380829a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.24.01.00 N/A Egypt N/A
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  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
9

Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 October 2008 at 11:14 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable e7e524fbb6cb55dd
b8cedc3e057a76f4
b180f8b7
32e051c0059baa1f
ea115e9d61a04bba
No 2.22.03.00 N/A 10.224.1.55/32
2 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable 5888d307d2c1a8ad
65f92dba52a6381f
e0fe282f
791f2cccd3efc257
87109bf313068946
Yes 2.20.01.00 N/A 10.0.17.166/32
3 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable 7c12f560d32965b1
b19ade2b9a8d3c3e
9fec8690
0f9295422e503b71
139cc041e6c0b579
No 2.20.01.00 N/A 10.224.1.57/32
4 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable f179699a8c51bf49
b3825e1db703d44f
d36b3240
025fdeafd1a98a01
7f0a45f8f71538a3
No 2.21.01.00 N/A 10.224.25.96/32
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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