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 f6ec4db4c020ea96
854a32db7dfa42dd
cd6ee312
d46fb7798937f265
1eaec7503ecc06fb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.000 6.0.0.0 Pakistan N/A
2 N/A Executable 3aaec4a2fa8c0cc1
52c60c571a8953bb
4c0acce0
fb6da37804d23a95
a4fd5e8da473b6c6
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
3 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
4 N/A Executable b88d12d2ed0e8ba3
6ac11a669bfece76
f5cde6f7
2aba96904281decc
dd44a5cd1bab83e3
Win32.Viking
.BN~clean
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Taiwan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 April 2009 at 4:58 am
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 e5ef1d53459696ae
f0dd3eb72934a370
0b84e6bd
db5f3e295d72b646
65d4c82d8ee7d866
No 7.0.0.2004
121400
7.0.0.2004
121400
India
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable 67ae2ba9adac3276
7a033888c2616bca
f08a8cd6
9f27fc03f5fef1ce
b1efd9c5fc65cf0f
No 9.0.0.2008
070900
9.0.0.2008
070900
Iran, Islamic Republic of
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated. Executable 685caef40c6e950e
3a997f52d17a025d
558eca62
90b362c43faa1870
e8d3e2f1251cda9f
No 8.0.0.2006
102200
8.0.0.2006
102200
Egypt
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