How to Remove “UninstWA.exe”

What is UninstWA.exe?

Originally developed by Nullsoft, Inc, UninstWA.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Winamp Installer.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

UninstWA.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after UninstWA.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove UninstWA.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: 18 May 2009 at 12:12 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Nullsoft, Inc. Executable 219d5187172b4aca
43e39be752a9c8d7
5e60168a
1d430f8ebcf832f8
d510e0f98d8b3ae1
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 5.5.3.1938 5.53 Build
1938
Indonesia N/A
2 Nullsoft, Inc. Executable b0bbd2118af0ed0b
5285806a62ada998
6478759f
c4e470355087f060
24d02e55f638e017
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.5.5.2435 5.55 Build
2435
Russian Federation N/A
3 Nullsoft, Inc. Executable 8990fcdbaf7fd3f0
2abb2df0dfd4587e
0f086f05
ccdfe8071b696aa5
775e4aa5ee7c2472
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.2.1.497 5.21 Build
497
Turkey N/A
4 Nullsoft, Inc. Executable 044878d41d75ebf4
045483af47d75bd3
7de6756c
d9cc4024c4f5bb2e
0b49a51f0c15c040
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 5.6.1.3133 5.61 Build
3133
Poland N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
28

Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 June 2008 at 7:58 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ab233f59bf083c22
0841fedfc16378f3
88b7c84a
8a76519b0997a084
8b5fb852b89f4366
No N/A N/A Korea, Republic of
2 N/A Executable ab233f59bf083c22
0841fedfc16378f3
88b7c84a
8a76519b0997a084
8b5fb852b89f4366
No N/A N/A United States
3 Nullsoft, Inc. Executable b230be7e2f8e3b9d
ead7bc455c54c220
5615f1de
499f0601066437fb
69044af351ba0f03
No 5.6.3.3234 5.63 Build
3234
Internal Submission
4 Nullsoft, Inc. Executable 9cf778150b1aebb5
fcfdbd0a004c2393
8b08e01a
7abe648d4f0c7c34
92098f747b7063ad
No 5.7.0.3315 5.70 Build
3315
United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 

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