How to Remove “ab.exe”

What is ab.exe?

ab.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as ApacheBench Command line Utility. It belongs to Apache HTTP Server and was developed by Apache Software Foundation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.

Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as ab.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with ab.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 ab.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • ab.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 ab.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with ab.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing ab.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 ab.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 March 2018 at 6:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Apache Software Foundation Executable 4af2ad8206f9452b
e9e64c93ed592f28
f75ec92d
babb472e4f9e9a46
1b2f742697f57a1b
Virus.Win32.
MadAngel.n
No 2.4.17 2.4.17 United States N/A
2 Apache Software Foundation Executable 1882b4fff089cf13
ce505020a002c305
cff2043a
26130073887a804e
ac255a32fb43a93e
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 2.4.6 2.4.6 Indonesia N/A
3 N/A Executable fd85af53ef067c55
44c25009f0567561
2887e734
0b64136f81eb5a75
9c7956da0b459bfd
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No N/A N/A Argentina N/A
4 Apache Software Foundation Executable 4dfa0e27705407e4
cf563ff89d364607
eb9d2fa4
0d0d560418dafd1b
a57a784ac95019cb
Virus.Win32.
MadAngel.n
Yes 2.2.14 2.2.14 Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 March 2009 at 10:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Apache Software Foundation Executable 2c21d045dbff4c05
9336132985079379
316d8bea
7d834d3a544dfa76
839a4016f75c6797
No 2.4.33 2.4.33 United States
2 Apache Software Foundation Executable c7c45b3f5d4d3335
f15ab4c220e83b06
3bafc348
5cda769b16e39e51
4e7eafdd73f14d16
No 2.4.33 2.4.33 Venezuela
3 Apache Software Foundation Executable 43ae47a8dfd9b703
82053c693c378682
e09a0124
3bf745d138f96ee0
113841ccd14f774a
No 2.2.34 2.2.34 10.0.17.142/32
4 Apache Software Foundation Executable 8f480b1dc6cf9af0
68501d011a0ca189
d106c765
d0d783009ac8cc73
cfbb16596f486604
No 2.4.33 2.4.33 United States
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