How to Remove “Winobj.exe”

What is Winobj.exe?

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Winobj.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 Winobj.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove Winobj.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: 13 September 2011 at 2:28 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Sysinternals Executable c7a67a7e125f1075
f336a76119beef1e
a49a66e0
c47c87eb90c2eae0
61b4e0dcbed489be
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.15 2.15 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 November 2008 at 5:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Sysinternals Executable 36c3d3a07472edb4
baa220b7e0030caf
d9ab1a2f
fef8118edf7918d3
c795d6ef03800519
Yes 2.22 2.22 Internal Submission
2 Sysinternals Executable 36c3d3a07472edb4
baa220b7e0030caf
d9ab1a2f
fef8118edf7918d3
c795d6ef03800519
Yes 2.22 2.22 10.224.1.117/32
3 Sysinternals Executable 36c3d3a07472edb4
baa220b7e0030caf
d9ab1a2f
fef8118edf7918d3
c795d6ef03800519
Yes 2.22 2.22 10.224.1.116/32
4 Sysinternals Executable fdc51dc89a39a5bc
c5aaa24e687c43dd
292de049
6a02b1b14fbf49cd
9c421d47952cfa3b
No 2.15 2.15 Russian Federation
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