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 fc49a8797fcdcb18
2a39638b5e6c281b
da34af37
e7876205a40fd63e
7e2202dec6ea0117
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.20.01.00 N/A Brazil N/A
2 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable 139034c80a783b73
33515f0a570a702d
62e804be
7f9dc2c5c08a5ea3
a9a536dfed56b90a
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Polip.A
No 2.20.01.00 N/A Vietnam N/A
3 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable 55bf0610a5395a67
7f850bace870c40e
eb49f82a
b09c1197d26782dc
a3ef2bc6a4c96fdb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.17.01.00 N/A Brazil N/A
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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 5888d307d2c1a8ad
65f92dba52a6381f
e0fe282f
791f2cccd3efc257
87109bf313068946
Yes 2.20.01.00 N/A United States
2 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable 5888d307d2c1a8ad
65f92dba52a6381f
e0fe282f
791f2cccd3efc257
87109bf313068946
Yes 2.20.01.00 N/A 104.236.253.252/32
3 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable 5888d307d2c1a8ad
65f92dba52a6381f
e0fe282f
791f2cccd3efc257
87109bf313068946
Yes 2.20.01.00 N/A 10.0.17.166/32
4 Creative Technology Ltd. Executable d1b0fb51f6c1e176
fab0958b99c706b5
45b80b59
03b21a51581c00ec
336541e486d040c5
No 1.24.01.00 N/A United States
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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