How to Remove “NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe”

What is NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe?

NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Adobe Inc. It is associated with software Flash Player Helper. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

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Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove NPSWF32_FlashUtil.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 November 2008 at 7:06 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 9c3114cf6a064911
a8defa301d5811e0
7c26f033
fa13eb75e7586593
94c4f1ff467ede4a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10,0,12,36 10,0,12,36 Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
2 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 28755177f3a7c3d1
24c3673ad3ec6995
bebc3dab
ae908dd1cfd90381
261cc6d2ce41ad85
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10,0,12,36 10,0,12,36 Brazil N/A
3 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 2f4702727811d8e5
041ecbb5bc7366e2
e67c451b
b73c5d93a32e22ac
2f2bf84b020396ca
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 10,0,45,2 10,0,45,2 China N/A
4 N/A Executable 44d0954c547eada4
adde9c2068feba81
9efc4653
0113ca054084931d
134306894ca47d5e
Win32.Viking
.BN~clean
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Taiwan N/A
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41

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 8:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 14c999aaa3c18ddc
3011b068f1f3beb8
67dae49d
d8eaf643dbe455ef
8df737957932f83a
Yes 10,0,2,54 10,0,2,54 Internal Submission
2 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable be1c3207e623c160
2fa39b4bb3a381f6
936f8908
8f9bdc7695f4daae
45dbf23be59be0c8
Yes 9,0,124,0 9,0,124,0 United States
3 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 4995b3906d0cc635
fdfccb0edb628339
744428a1
0ae72a6cf7da6440
320bcf7241ce9ed4
Yes 10,0,12,36 10,0,12,36 United States
4 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable dfb3fe4448f292a0
ac4aceec3278bd9d
3a8fec53
282dd38721e7d491
1454716968285c14
Yes 9,0,60,235 9,0,60,235 Internal Submission
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
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