How to Remove “SimpleHost.exe”

What is SimpleHost.exe?

SimpleHost.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Simpehost.exe and it belongs to Microsoft QuickStart Tutorials. You can locate the file in C:\Windows\System32. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after SimpleHost.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SimpleHost.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:
1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the SimpleHost.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32. Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SimpleHost.exe  malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove SimpleHost.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove SimpleHost.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2012 at 1:03 am
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 March 2009 at 7:44 am
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Signed
File
Version
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1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 84b252d75c100ce4
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