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: 24 September 2018 at 12:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 90f62a6eed476c77
597418a893e2b83c
15cb6833
1d7de9d850c271c9
889254b9724a3a78
Worm.Win32.D
elf.nj
No N/A N/A Pakistan N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 3b5aea8bf126c6d1
6c09ae3c79c4a671
e8ae2aa1
5628673649e4886d
44dbcfc18a1ac3c6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
Yes 22.15.0.88 22.15 South Africa N/A
3 N/A Executable 5795ab9d525c1b16
d808cb499d16ffae
60c63465
b06beaa934197e8d
26325bd10507d19b
TrojWare.Win
32.Injector.
ATIU
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 104.236.253.252/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 9b0216ba781949ed
03f3e36e48714d4c
b02de909
fd0b79bef8f218ad
a3e949c2f0a4202d
Application.
Win32.KuaiZi
p.Q
Yes 2.0.0.2 2.0.0.2 China N/A
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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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 September 2018 at 12:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ServersCheck Executable 4645d2536eeba5f9
8963990ef6801542
1c9325d1
3f5e25ccf1974f61
44744f846f19db51
No 3.8.0.0 14.0.0.0 United States
2 N/A Executable bb61a910f2230a7e
5e552d2ba2e999b3
fc8b50cb
96b8a145768a3533
2f527ee3692a5e37
Yes 5, 3, 0, 1 5, 3, 0, 1 United States
3 N/A Executable 98f590cc8594436e
d2c30eccfddb3302
4594e4a2
11600483fbecfd3f
c04e6af5d590073c
Yes 5, 3, 0, 1 5, 3, 0, 1 United States
4 IMRON Corporation Executable 71478f90c4a45a98
3c68d835161fb894
94e9338d
a7e491ae2e41c8e5
0be26984a56448a1
No 10.07.0006 10.07.0006 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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