How to Remove “WMFDist.exe”

What is wmfdist.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, wmfdist.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Windows Media Component Setup Application and it belongs to Windows Media Component Setup Application. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.
wmfdist.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after wmfdist.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • wmfdist.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:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove wmfdist.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove wmfdist.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: 17 March 2019 at 4:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f761decdd38d1124
a61d4966ef384f7b
96ebd8d7
c540cb4fd5773f98
5037ad0f2cab7a5a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.00.00.3
646
10.00.00.3
646
Poland N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 33bddcb2de706c7e
4e8413d671104121
7fe431b0
89e2c1af862c80df
ea56a0a5d43e2d06
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.01.00.30
55
7.01.00.30
55
India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 August 2008 at 1:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 98670d7d681364aa
7d7b46b83df2d162
247c1849
e801e0051d5f8262
8d5be33344e4b21f
Yes 7.00.00.19
54
7.00.00.19
54
10.224.25.58/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 333750aa2d2121ad
3e332ada651add83
170b7bf8
6e05e7d536b34f17
1ed70e4353d553c2
Yes 9.00.00.29
80
9.00.00.29
80
10.108.22.229/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 98670d7d681364aa
7d7b46b83df2d162
247c1849
e801e0051d5f8262
8d5be33344e4b21f
Yes 7.00.00.19
54
7.00.00.19
54
10.108.22.231/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 333750aa2d2121ad
3e332ada651add83
170b7bf8
6e05e7d536b34f17
1ed70e4353d553c2
Yes 9.00.00.29
80
9.00.00.29
80
United States
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  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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