How to Remove “SrchAdmStp.exe”

What is SrchAdmStp.exe?

SrchAdmStp.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Microsoft Search Admin Setup. It belongs to MSSearch, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as SrchAdmStp.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with SrchAdmStp.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SrchAdmStp.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • SrchAdmStp.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible SrchAdmStp.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 August 2008 at 1:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 549e4072ef0ef2d8
f808464b6b746553
ca3bb54f
06fbfbbae058d6ee
d54f0ced192524fa
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.145.372
2.0
10.145.372
2.0
Philippines N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 341cc629158d9fcf
9744de635a7180f3
82b8eba0
7d296154c18fc0e2
6a44276901296eed
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.145.372
2.0
10.145.372
2.0
Ukraine N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f7f648cec66dfdc9
a478bc61d744bd68
7b033afc
5613a1cbad26c5d7
266d3cc5f8e34a8f
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 10.145.372
2.0
10.145.372
2.0
Germany N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b7484d84d199cc38
8ddcf2a2dcb2e37c
01912305
fb4a603bd6f93131
13ff290e63ba2adf
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.145.372
2.0
10.145.372
2.0
Egypt N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 August 2009 at 1:49 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 318183ddadda0a1f
347c5f934471dbc5
bc599b28
b5f6dcf0219cd983
15f81b32281ed72e
No 9.107.8320
.4
9.107.8320
.4
10.100.130.251/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 318183ddadda0a1f
347c5f934471dbc5
bc599b28
b5f6dcf0219cd983
15f81b32281ed72e
No 9.107.8320
.4
9.107.8320
.4
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable cfdc3a79353395c2
da8c0b9064b4d1ac
adf32c38
6ad9c11da928b790
c56b169752180031
No 9.107.6709
.1
9.107.6709
.1
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 318183ddadda0a1f
347c5f934471dbc5
bc599b28
b5f6dcf0219cd983
15f81b32281ed72e
No 9.107.8320
.4
9.107.8320
.4
United States
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