How to Remove “SimplePad.exe”

What is SimplePad.exe?

SimplePad.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 SimplePad.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SimplePad.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 SimplePad.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 SimplePad.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 SimplePad.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 SimplePad.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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Digitally
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Version
Product
Version
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Brazil N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f820c2a7d9d71fe7
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Brazil N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5abdd75dfe02f389
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B
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 March 2009 at 3:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable c13f5270ea095e8e
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30384c3b
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No 1.0.2876.3
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1.0.2876.3
3860
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable fc15cdd07cf94015
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31be4f4c
2fb58ef2f644d7ec
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No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United Kingdom
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8b5c8f5d
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No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 3bc12d1e19754084
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