How to Remove “SearchAndRecover.exe”

What is SearchAndRecover.exe?

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove SearchAndRecover.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 May 2009 at 6:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 iolo technologies, LLC Executable 9667f4c274b409b6
6584f74455a1d766
50172f2d
5fb006e77c1edcc4
f37efbb694702768
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 5.0.6.11
N/A Denmark N/A
2 iolo technologies, LLC Executable d5fbe8477cac06ab
7ae92594c3710309
c3dffb3d
6663e11daa11c069
55a8a6ed5e6e067c
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 3.0.3.0 3.0.3.0 Russian Federation N/A
3 iolo technologies, LLC Executable d5fbe8477cac06ab
7ae92594c3710309
c3dffb3d
6663e11daa11c069
55a8a6ed5e6e067c
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 3.0.3.0 3.0.3.0 Indonesia N/A
4 N/A Executable 90ac1496a2680f4f
821c645fa27c0c04
c443d25d
d1900055a1a67041
7a43072e0711ab89
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.NS
PM.~gen
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
43

Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 2:40 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 iolo technologies, LLC Executable 1e959813072d6ed7
9bf8c53cd61bf967
765476b8
80c4e44321a2b5f4
7ee3576513c98d6c
Yes 2.5.0.0 N/A 5.149.147.26/32
2 iolo technologies, LLC Executable 07311dcf64b68c60
2f73f9db9f61471f
966bdc30
657655e1c7cd3478
163f9137c4b40712
No 1.0.3.0 1.0.3.0 United States
3 N/A Executable f3a83ba923399b67
0423d924563910a9
5489dbd6
6ba208ccd8dc5957
38abc9cd84cbc940
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 18979b28fccb5ba0
21fad06dc7013761
463eda3a
343cfa75039929d0
4b120defd7877dda
Yes N/A N/A United Kingdom
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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