How to Remove “ShadowMap.exe”

What is ShadowMap.exe?

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove ShadowMap.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 October 2010 at 8:58 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 694a7f4c2d292c02
91fb3444ed3ac860
a17e323e
95313e1fbcf00bda
ea9af32a2966bf49
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable 9d10284cad4cc048
f149746054b422cf
a52a7fa9
306b036b1c64658c
79c334dff1462be4
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 February 2009 at 6:20 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable b2e88c61071dbaa6
5586aabaac2cd6c9
31bb4224
b8d496e436b0bebf
7b893fbe09d45749
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable ec8d287bf36d84ec
2f269e25e4423481
c8685987
5123557fb65ae72e
9dc25b2da4cf37dc
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 3e182021895ef471
8877799c90603b2a
ead01c96
c21c20e714038925
c6089e774df9c230
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 9224c2e8df216649
a9e6990b14c4ca08
6a6e2b05
45302906dafd6faa
256023cdd3ed7748
Yes N/A N/A United States
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