How to Remove “acrodist.exe”

What is acrodist.exe?

acrodist.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Acrobat ® Distiller. It is associated with Acrobat Distiller software developed for Windows Operating System by Adobe Systems. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after acrodist.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with acrodist.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • acrodist.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible acrodist.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: 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 acrodist.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 October 2011 at 3:28 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable aa39f1a09d62bb4c
deed53e65fc6f386
616d97b2
810f0c7e6242fa75
54da1ff25e8ef5ce
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 9.0.0.2008
070900
9.0.0.2008
070900
Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
2 N/A Executable b88d12d2ed0e8ba3
6ac11a669bfece76
f5cde6f7
2aba96904281decc
dd44a5cd1bab83e3
Win32.Viking
.BN~clean
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Taiwan N/A
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable 24e7680057fe6346
b7eb71f9ae55ab25
cd579766
6fd1190e0867c6a2
fa075f6ff41d12f2
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.1.0.2007
051000
8.1.0.2007
051000
Thailand N/A
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable f82bc9ba8073b0e5
05b15b25b8efa64e
efd1de91
b90457e85f485930
43810613194d271a
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 8.1.3.2008
101400
8.1.3.2008
101400
Mexico N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 8:25 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable e6870123cceaa118
cb73fdd5ef953701
c62491d2
f0b89555cbb03383
f427382e7a4a2173
Yes 9.5.2.295 9.5.2.295 France
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable 662833e90daf6014
fb94e06dd89d92a2
0f2d85ef
9ccea173c8b055f8
9473a4844c7834a6
No 7.1.0.2008
042300
7.1.0.2008
042300
Internal Submission
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable 1c741713122469fc
f9f0711bd1289e13
7b5fb62d
bff71ef828e0f038
04993ed1211eba60
Yes 8.0.0.2006
102200
8.0.0.2006
102200
United States
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable 11d213f3327466cd
7677d412566a21d9
66e99ed7
f101ec2abcde12ce
4e81eef13a32e1d4
Yes 9.0.0.2008
061100
9.0.0.2008
061100
Brazil
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