How to Remove “Zap.exe”

What is Zap.exe?

Zap.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Microsoft Systems Managerment Server and it belongs to Microsoft Systems Managerment Server. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of Zap.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by Zap.exe ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, 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 Zap.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 March 2009 at 11:50 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a1fb0e2c9d96f24e
5d12a839f505b777
4c6008b8
6ca691e15f5df0ec
b9629e6a732099ad
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 1.2 (Build
786)
1.2 (Build
786)
Kazakhstan N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5a5cf6528ebcae8d
325cbdef8fbec2b3
08f04f4e
45788716906d12bc
40b53bfc60bd71cc
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 1.2 (Build
786)
1.2 (Build
786)
Kazakhstan N/A
3 N/A Executable bf628292236c9e97
1c4bf913f9b1891b
2d75ae47
07f4920572c4c7c8
d75ad78099f74b88
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.29/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable c443a0964aef66c0
75028fd62f48dc82
242842b1
37541297c06e971a
4cece443adbb7c24
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.~v0
01
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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28

Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 June 2008 at 10:55 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable dbedd625fba45ea7
bd22c05e0e016cc6
950a1e87
a696597e0c496563
57dd95412cc8daad
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Hungary
2 N/A Executable 46991afe1dd26322
81f4bcd8b4413537
2795b41c
0b26e4331bb5a5e9
75034a3dd6d0c30b
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable a9615917f9264173
c8179070fa482eb4
a4b7baf8
bb6ec30c33a958d7
3df974262c20d88d
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 India
4 N/A Executable ae69f005bd9a7e69
6d1fd5140f52e301
687d7856
713a328273d8ba1c
2f2195e5638df67e
No N/A N/A United States
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