How to Remove “Shortcuts.exe”

What is Shortcuts.exe?

Shortcuts.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Shoetcuts.exe. It belongs to Shortcuts 2004 and was developed by Shortcuts Software Limited. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as Shortcuts.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with Shortcuts.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • Shortcuts.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the Shortcuts.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with Shortcuts.exe malware.

How to remove Shortcuts.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing Shortcuts.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove Shortcuts.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 November 2009 at 6:06 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable a2cffa6b40172359
9577a81fe58f4aa7
9ee41389
a704a5e604d7bd82
97c0b149115b4043
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.Gen
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 Cybercom Software Executable 5f32f47e80ac4f00
d2deb24ed05f5727
0c2d6e28
0303775e1e13e715
6322083641b96675
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDow
nloader.Banl
oad.gen.11
No 1.1.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
3 www.drowaelder.de Executable 3801fd6bcdc06182
0b1df6b51d501ba2
363e3a74
aac6077537ff5cd3
61346387276bf09f
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1.00 1.00 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable fae83e411617fc7c
8ada8667591c5188
4ecfb148
6ad95442f5bbd7ce
4de154bbe51a135a
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.~CNX
No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 June 2008 at 2:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 6b7ffe0f0b047f69
d801ccb442f5f796
c6279c6a
2cee2119d2805c31
d4287bfb602e9c3e
Yes N/A N/A Iran, Islamic Republic of
2 Donform Software Executable a5ebfe261a73e431
1a91366f27b61a17
6ddce3b2
5198aa305916e119
dbe1e698828c0fbf
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Non-executable 1b6221588c6ffe90
506eaa0cda2d8c54
79e16843
03f0592e1674758a
21f0e6f0d2524eb9
No N/A N/A Germany
4 N/A Executable 40b16f3a5997f116
3722d6bb0e1318fd
d81004a6
57b8bd167bfb99d6
7cffd55b94203d7b
No 1.1.2.1 N/A Canada
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