How to Remove “ac.exe”

What is ac.exe?

Originally developed by Romain Petges, ac.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Attribute Changer Installation for Windows and it belongs to Attribute Changer. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

ac.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after ac.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • ac.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:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove ac.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove ac.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: 27 March 2012 at 11:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Non-executable 18cb4ba17bd05c17
84db6bfecba18cb2
5b926014
0f1136b84d3237a4
13dfdf3409842c25
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Portugal N/A
2 TeleCharger Executable c24af47a18e45ac9
ce99a266e9a47c1e
7e25672c
f1b922f26763d80f
9b175c98d57a5823
Application.
Win32.Instal
lCore.DRA
Yes 1.0.5.a0.1
_34380
1.0.5.a0.1
_34380
Cameroon N/A
3 N/A Executable 561e7990d98cdbc8
b53228417126056e
39d601d9
5246816f1eb9de51
3ec34656ac85d711
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 February 2010 at 8:23 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 FirmTools Executable 68fe7ac4981580e8
77a32452f2585c9e
1f632a02
0ec4e8985ccb673d
3f7c7d4911ab4ac6
No 3, 4, 0,
535
3, 4, 0,
535
United States
2 N/A Executable eebe34f1090505c2
51a242eb0fec9690
bbaf657c
2a852a0a9d329640
53b23e7b01169810
Yes N/A N/A United States
3 Fortes Informática Ltda. Executable fc89171c3246fc1c
811768115e638a6f
a08fe9d9
24967252bc874579
bd3f9a55745ba256
Yes 6.111.0.1 6.111.0.1 United States
4 Fortes Informática Ltda. Executable 5785c1f93bcec532
4c75788fd9507372
6ad2ac96
f430596177b7b447
5cf7e46f8244bddf
Yes 6.108.1.1 6.108.1.1 United States
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