How to Remove “SPO.exe”

What is SPO.exe?

Originally developed by Unknown, SPO.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Speed Optimizer and it belongs to SpeedOptimizer Application. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
SPO.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SPO.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove SPO.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: 01 April 2008 at 1:54 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Borland International Executable f86b61548c914c93
875474be298fdbcd
219c0554
5211cb032897589e
9481ba4a088682d7
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.0.0.33 5.0.0.33 Sweden N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 586295f831eb3f24
1a71460233b1d0a7
3a719efc
5d116ca44144477e
b982811d45f4deb4
TrojWare.Win
32.Kryptik.Y
TE
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Canada N/A
3 N/A Executable de0adda82d5d5773
b190519e514c3f67
92e48446
4fd35a27d92b9da3
5d1609c420fe1591
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 37e26e10ef1f45a9
307afadde7e1744c
6fe28d05
f89e72221e374922
b265d192ac9b0433
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Thailand N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 8:01 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 SpeedBit Ltd Executable b01ef2456eceaacc
25b78f900f577c63
edbb9e4c
aaf490b04a2e228d
6a128b61c2493de9
No 3.0.8.7 3.0.8.7 Kyrgyzstan
2 N/A Executable acea7c230e6a8f75
d1e9c56b7aa8f0e5
bff3e7cb
9e39286bd9af22d5
991df64d58556f43
No 2, 0, 0, 3 2, 0, 0, 3 Internal Submission
3 SpeedBit Ltd Executable 3621eb35170ad360
7d8805bffdf1c631
0cadfb44
76d0ea0a5db9c6c5
64416e3656948c86
No 3.0.9.5 3.0.9.5 Greece
4 SpeedBit Ltd. Executable 5edb6ac53fb4decb
851f2fde24abbab1
ad652438
4383dc14be74ad0a
5b2da2c645ea9b05
No 1, 5, 0, 0 1, 5, 0, 0 Canada
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