How to Remove “ShellExecute.exe”

What is ShellExecute.exe?

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove ShellExecute.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: 16 August 2012 at 9:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 572ed2c7a89049c7
403880cbb4267614
9a1c05b6
e3eb2214f64dd9a8
d23bc96dd0ea6aa6
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 BigFix, Inc. Executable adb028647ae8655d
5a3373254c23699e
92a3582a
bf1378538fe2f5b4
29c2da1662d11c6f
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 1, 2, 0, 0 1, 2, 0, 0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 November 2008 at 5:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Optimum X Executable db3b5171bc8b82fa
39330427d01bbf93
a02529cc
004152148694ce87
ebbb21ce7d19e0ac
No 1.00 1.00 United States
2 N/A Executable bda9341bc50b05a9
e8826e4ab5cb2722
a49debbb
0c1afcdbed690c73
cea36579197a90bb
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 10.224.1.58/32
3 N/A Executable 186c48ffaf91a1bb
30b2ef4694689470
be5815d3
27c444c71319d666
ffe55b5d403221f5
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 8a4279439bbcf1c5
67fcc6546dde12ae
1b0435b0
779026cc44749ab9
66931af548dd2a19
No 1.0.523.13
624
N/A Internal Submission
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