How to Remove “Decode.exe”

What is Decode.exe?

Decode.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as decode. It belongs to software StegoArchive CD and was developed by StegoArchive.com. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as decode.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with decode.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • decode.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, 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 decode.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with decode.exe malware.

How to remove decode.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing decode.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 January 2011 at 5:09 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
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Unclassified
Malware
No 1.2.6 1.2.6 Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable b4c2aadca2c96f37
e98b6bf2e4dbd6fe
3e1d84b8
bdb9236d056a0a90
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Poland N/A
3 DotCash Limited Executable ee498dfba20e14a6
1bb795cfb091db4f
dd7e5c91
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ApplicUnwnt Yes 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States N/A
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Backdoor.MSI
L.Bladabindi
.A
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 September 2008 at 4:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 DotCash Limited Executable 234cc94e6cd5c8ad
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74f29b41
7c49aa4b85169a4d
bbf2dde97e7ffb83
Yes 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 198.20.167.84/32
2 N/A Executable 713ebc020b0aeb6e
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No N/A N/A Estonia
3 N/A Executable b864271e51243a75
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bd49d5dd
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No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable a845ea435daa453b
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6bd62682548fce34
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No 1.0.2028.4
1250
1.0.2028.4
1250
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