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: 02 February 2018 at 4:02 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 6c9a94e39af192f8
a19274e2f33eeb9d
7dcd9504
5d69118213066a1f
0d83ca40af265385
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 2.0.0.2 2.0.0.2 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 4bcde96fcbec98ba
11b447dc083648ee
1ce5ba86
8ca91596a9caba81
b547caf1cb372b8f
ApplicUnwnt Yes 2.0.0.2 2.0.0.2 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 0396eaad46d5bc5e
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7cfa92b7
cd1389fd0548f906
329f80e5183e4922
ApplicUnwnt Yes 2.0.0.2 2.0.0.2 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 98fc0f8d5d963fe3
3fc0ae96600d1864
ff359ddc
47de6b396ac026d4
70e6b22625ed4770
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.0.0.4 1.0.0.4 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 November 2010 at 8:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 loogoo Executable 9aa6a2ddad5904e3
6cbb8c2d35134778
62ea2b67
b5a7ecb98f87b1da
6f0b498b870e628c
Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
2 Exactal Pty Ltd Executable f8d019e97a391158
9874265f7b9635e5
d0efd2c4
e6ad888d1ed71722
7570b349cd34cf6f
No 3.51.99.34
99
3.51 United States
3 Glarysoft Ltd Executable b7a5b70ae9b6a9e9
666157a0650b4e27
a7d6359b
c018d5268958d370
7211893eebdb7c7d
Yes 5.0.0.9 5.0.0.9 Poland
4 Glarysoft Ltd Executable 398e21fb503cb4b0
9c81ece3a95c22ca
76319b10
c1d18c5d7f37b756
928f80f9f7858cb9
Yes 5.0.0.9 5.0.0.9 United Kingdom
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