How to Remove “Upgrade.exe”

What is upgrade.exe?

Originally developed by  RinkNet Scouting Software, Upgrade.exe is a legitimate file process  known as RinkNet Scouting Upgrade that is associated with software Minnesota Wild Scouting. and is located in C:\Program files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Upgrade.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 Upgrade.exemalware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove Upgrade.exeand 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: 23 October 2011 at 3:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 4fbb3e6244864f95
ef9a65c8c54d0a0d
82ff2f94
180c28a264cc9cfb
61d6b4c69e99c8b4
ApplicUnwnt Yes N/A N/A Switzerland N/A
2 N/A Executable 9f070c2f77c1d192
6729cc34fed977d6
b95d9ba8
a321edca051a7371
a8e9e3031cf903d8
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable f5eff40dd08cd9da
b0db808ffae39624
6742bdd8
272617fc1b36d9d9
55338327c1c021f6
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 2907a81e816539cb
9e62a0678fecf211
41accf8d
7d495994adf73e8e
b5a40514493b9486
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 February 2009 at 8:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 北京瑞星电脑科技开发有限责任公司 Executable 155929ef2b92b4c5
4d543038307c41db
1a20329d
41530e11dec578ff
2351905e8b1a2e75
No 16, 0, 0,
40
16, 0, 0,
40
Internal Submission
2 Freebird (http://www.voiceemotion.com) Executable 6e984b0f2bfc6946
94acea2023c34c86
f3819862
cbdc5e44933926f1
766dba15493933bc
No 1, 2, 3,
42
6, 3, 0,
72
Internal Submission
3 Geobid Katowice Executable 1b4781ad21897aa4
084abe1ad699705d
72c2d736
15e8c2ddb92238e7
263cda250ab69f1d
No 5.0.0.0 4.0.0.0 United States
4 Freebird (http://www.voiceemotion.com) Executable 08fa16ff817082d8
4d7bbb00e5034a8c
9b3263eb
b05eba36fcd44bfa
2efc63626be88662
No 1, 2, 3,
42
6, 4, 0,
86
United States
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