How to Remove “acregl.exe”

What is acregl.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, acregl.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as App Compat Registy Lookup and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove acregl.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: 12 August 2010 at 10:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2c33766bb0f9e8ce
7442b3c1e83e4fe9
08db22c4
78b0fc5d39e01b1c
655159b925344b9c
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 China N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cae8bad2cbe28199
231eb911f1c8234d
b0b4953a
e13587de75f70530
4db3d3f350848186
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 India N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5f188ffe84eaa5fa
1594ad1e02e24839
71b17fff
1c0094ef523b4487
5cd8102d66212f21
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6bbac06fcb603165
52dfd3c623ebd693
277eead6
2c1ac69913a07a31
9a24726b86eabcd5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 July 2008 at 11:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d1c72539a91fa9b7
35733358166352ed
2604e39a
6cd58d32cfae7126
398033c3eebc2077
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 France
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3d722a925c4384e0
81b5eb4a3d27d9b0
3258588f
N/A No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Portugal
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a7377c340769dfc3
4c269d95f253c862
3f2fb281
471e17cb2815441e
74052f039d5afa29
No 5.00.2158.
1
5.00.2158.
1
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6f2d5ecfd7e454fb
65dee213a87157ed
d320dc3d
302eccef8518542c
57a1af3c52cf2205
No 6.0.6002.1
8005
(lh_sp2rtm
.090410-18
30)
6.0.6002.1
8005
United States
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