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: 12 May 2018 at 1:59 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 942d2adc0f5c081e
9bac3f41d783bb18
3a55b2b9
dc643fac4003eab8
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
2 Apache Software Foundation Executable 4af2ad8206f9452b
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f75ec92d
babb472e4f9e9a46
1b2f742697f57a1b
Virus.Win32.
MadAngel.n
No 2.4.17 2.4.17 United States N/A
3 Apache Software Foundation Executable 2e53bc466d6d8482
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.4.25 2.4.25 103.255.7.60/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 45016db7725392d8
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480d8c24433e3258
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Win32.Viking
.N~clean
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Taiwan 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 04217c253bf957e4
507976f90a5d79a4
754c9740
39a49956d321973c
9ef4723d1002a6b4
No 2.4.34 2.4.34 India
2 Apache Software Foundation Executable b8755ce6c346121e
0c46fb08fc897db7
268ab2d2
7426a72e66336429
c23769def713eb90
No 2.4.33 2.4.33 103.199.121.110/32
3 Apache Software Foundation Executable 29704f6991f09eef
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No 2.4.9 2.4.9 10.224.25.96/32
4 Apache Software Foundation Executable 2c21d045dbff4c05
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316d8bea
7d834d3a544dfa76
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No 2.4.33 2.4.33 United States
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