How to Remove “SLinst.exe”

What is SLinst.exe?

Originally developed by America Online, Inc., SLinst.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as AOL Explorer Build and it belongs to AOL Explorer Build. It is located in C:\Documents and Settings by default.
SLinst.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SLinst.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • SLinst.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:\Documents and Settings, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SLinst.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SLinst.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: 27 November 2010 at 3:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 America Online, Inc. Executable 476857ac3f8c9fd2
0667ef71c47908ad
429ba085
87c4416e85e1b709
c15a97b38187c7c9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.104.1 N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 6:11 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 America Online, Inc. Executable b13e87821d304de3
38f1396fe46c88c9
d5ab6fb2
385c6acb1dc93515
ec6777ffacab57c5
Yes 1.5001.7.1 N/A United Kingdom
2 AOL LLC. Executable 8fa754ef87006ebd
8228fbf511d6a893
70de9204
N/A No 2.1.26.1 N/A United Kingdom
3 AOL LLC. Executable 6c5bb134b5aeca29
b6b426b3a665eeee
3b915485
N/A No 2.1.20.1 N/A France
4 America Online Inc. Executable a6f4eab7ece63938
ec200359f406d7de
54fa0755
9be05c250d47d749
1c5fcc3f8073c091
Yes 1.1.0.0 N/A Internal Submission
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