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: 04 January 2019 at 12:12 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 803c3dc9d4b7f08c
1e6158acd5304b4a
18b5b2f2
eede6cc8fe53bca8
1c96e60e39caf05c
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Malaysia N/A
2 N/A Executable 7d149773bb1d6f0d
a521d53ea7bf40a3
8173e755
3fb1bf9a83dcc064
5cbc2ed7f65a6996
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
3 N/A Executable 15da16ba53131729
594485ef406b1ca6
c8fbca80
e11af39ad829b816
40bb203f6641bdb7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A 156.217.101.221/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 9f070c2f77c1d192
6729cc34fed977d6
b95d9ba8
a321edca051a7371
a8e9e3031cf903d8
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 January 2019 at 7:01 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Glarysoft Ltd Executable 85d64b53f2e1dcc2
ac00909c9f4c264a
63a81543
5bfc17b13ebbddc6
733b4edd961dac02
Yes 5.0.0.9 5.0.0.9 10.108.22.224/32
2 N/A Executable 4645d2536eeba5f9
8963990ef6801542
1c9325d1
3f5e25ccf1974f61
44744f846f19db51
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable a2c25ab8580c4133
628cb112ed47a66e
d63ca986
546b99bcdc7f6d79
eed6cde0221daaea
No N/A N/A United States
4 ElitechLog Executable a0fd35ab04ba060a
8ae5148334c60233
907d9efb
de21ee13f5ec54f9
d0e51ba720228d2d
No 3.0.0.0 3.0.0.0 10.224.25.40/32
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
 
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