How to Remove “WinRAR.exe”

What is WinRAR.exe?


WinRAR.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as WinRAR Archiver. It belongs to WinRAR Archiver software and was developed by Alexander Roshal. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as WinRAR.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with WinRAR.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • WinRAR.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system
To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:
  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the WinRAR.exe and open the file location
If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with WinRAR.exe malware.

How to remove WinRAR.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing WinRAR.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove WinRAR.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 January 2013 at 3:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Chinese ORG Executable cedee356ebb18c42
ee5ae3cfb25bb235
05ff46dc
e31e21079a63606f
b7c33ce7b6a268c1
Unclassified
Malware
No 3.00 3.00 10.224.21.40 N/A
2 N/A Executable 7d8bcfbaccfe086e
4e4ce11bd73bff9d
df925497
bb2ee2cd8d012a13
e6d6e72d92efc48d
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable dc9f23717c6846b0
469b0cfd4ae33a06
18f2184a
0f2a7b8d6bac0ed8
0b3133de5c542144
TrojWare.Win
32.GameThief
.Nilage.~CRS
A
No N/A N/A 10.224.21.40 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 10:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable a1c1e417f5602793
dee680365c4f8f43
46abea9f
0289426f325f7961
21ca1aac3e605c73
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 Alexander Roshal Executable 02e17ba1a21a2180
de9fe83d18620294
ebad4084
746bd4ce11108230
63e68bb61a24ea28
Yes 5.1.0 5.1.0 10.224.21.42
3 Alexander Roshal Executable 439d02279551744e
eab52edf4e8c497b
e4256a2d
caa3d967ec47d26b
17a44d243995510b
Yes 5.30.0 5.30.0 198.20.167.84
4 Alexander Roshal Executable ad3e6b62c73168cb
87f6528d4dd6acac
795a002e
707b31677cc21889
9c1f488bbdc5a7e9
Yes 5.40.0 5.40.0 Internal Submission
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