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: 19 October 2011 at 9:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 39e6653439c550fd
0f21d8f662287855
65e20a79
39df6b968fdce898
4894544dce659b73
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.00.00.29
80
9.00.00.29
80
Malaysia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8ba2e22ae8591d5f
976889bd5e62a743
3c390734
44900038222041c3
92c38b2b81837e3c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.00.00.29
80
9.00.00.29
80
United Kingdom N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7803899f3bea27a0
0c1f09e284205b8b
b7bc1506
09ad480bd7af6632
d93c3f25dc451734
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.00.00.29
80
9.00.00.29
80
India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 92b65ccff4b21d2c
b003c1187d960206
7ca5f59e
ca6e61cde4641ecc
8c03922209225766
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
Yes 9.00.00.29
80
9.00.00.29
80
Zambia N/A
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28

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 07dae93d41fb2c65
9872bce5f53c22b6
15f76d55
0433b23385d5df44
06f78e7bce3e6ed7
Yes 10.00.00.3
802
10.00.00.3
802
United States
2 N/A Executable bd8da0b5ee7f6859
edeb44779fe9fa4a
d42fafa9
49abaed48886e5d7
a1f08107b5fe111e
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 333750aa2d2121ad
3e332ada651add83
170b7bf8
6e05e7d536b34f17
1ed70e4353d553c2
Yes 9.00.00.29
80
9.00.00.29
80
10.0.17.142/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 50b243dc004f5224
57a2ede319fc54ed
0d958ba2
3f110e725a586453
86b7e1d1216dfeaf
No 7.01.00.30
55
7.01.00.30
55
Internal Submission
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