How to Remove “Play.exe”

What is Play.exe?

Play.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Easy CD Creater API. It belongs to Easy CD Creator API, developed by Roxio. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as Play.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with Play.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with Play.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Play.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible Play.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

Related Resources

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 July 2018 at 5:53 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Sprout Games, LLC Executable b506ad9d1afd49ae
cec31ec3b6ae0866
01c4435d
4cb0cd9390f6e7ff
848af112d8d49cba
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 2.4.2.2 2.4.2.2 10.224.25.40/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable e02eec0801755bc3
1544447743740cef
d9f61afa
19c5514f9ce93c0f
69874519c722ffa2
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 191.102.120.15/32 N/A
3 conquer.elbooshy.com Executable d4bf6987708d91a3
f24df60e25a1edc4
c309e5d3
8bde755653cd1dea
7e436e517ae4c7d5
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.0.0.0 2.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 6d7d6bc9ace4d042
ec6618fcbe44eeab
6205d1b2
42a79bebb7216184
cd838efec06c62ab
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 5.105.164.79/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 June 2019 at 6:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 网龙 Executable 3ab7ad5a405aa4e5
c6eec486e0418581
aa344185
05f7c65d7f39a676
dcdd6176092c5095
Yes 1.1.2.2 1.1.2.2 Egypt
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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