How to Remove “PPClean.exe”

What is PPClean.exe?

Originally developed by Computer Associates, PPClean.exe is a legitimate file process. This process s known as PPClean Custom Cleaning Utility and it belongs to PPClean Custom Cleaning Utility. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
PPClean.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after PPClean.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by PPClean.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • PPClean.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 PPClean.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove PPClean.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: 15 August 2008 at 3:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable d0caabf64d2ae9ab
43eb4ed5137ae3e2
cee61067
eed13556e7170b4a
49026a8d1820222b
ApplicUnwnt Yes 2013.12.5.
2
2013.12.5.
2
Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 3cfd7bb043f56d5c
2ebd46dd4859f2f7
dc6e1ff6
6f90d19ed9ae1f17
b8fbe9f8e420573a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Saudi Arabia N/A
3 Computer Associates Executable 5edf832aa59583a5
8f0f29cf57056bbc
9b40c69f
2a0d9ac957558450
cf5cc56cfb267727
Anti.PestPat
rol.ppclean.
01
No 4.5.4.14 4.5.0.0 United Kingdom N/A
4 Computer Associates Int'l Executable 0d64d5153a216044
2043b98829aa92cf
8e4f55cf
3012aa4b0e8a6995
380b7910af3c0fca
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.0.0.84 5.0.0.84 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 9:44 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Computer Associates Int'l Executable e3d705546c5d02e1
0b176fbb9d908fc3
d235f493
N/A No 5.0.0.284

5.0.0.284

United States
2 Computer Associates Int'l Executable 3c412ca3af177dc6
03028bb702ad2a4d
f6e050c3
3e908cf426479275
c4034813555f582b
No 5.5.0.237 5.5.0.237 United Kingdom
3 Computer Associates Int'l Executable 39c613a08ae27321
5512f93cf5dec8bc
36eb8198
N/A No 5.0.0.184

5.0.0.184

United Kingdom
4 Computer Associates Int'l Executable aeac74507d66411e
57f3c9bce1e7dcc5
a20b53ce
0ad3e6679a6f03b6
b316a75db9782a21
No 5.5.0.134

5.5.0.134

United Kingdom
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