How to Remove “acroread.exe”

What is acroread.exe?

Originally developed by ERDAS Inc, acroread.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with acroread  and is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with acroread.exemalware?

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

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

You can either choose to remove acroread.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: 10 March 2010 at 9:39 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable c9b261c04de4fd1a
5b80b726cb74d85d
4b103a51
22dd16d8d297e832
b18e7a785fcf1997
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 7.00 7.00 Internal Submission N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 82bb4e75280f9fe1
623d2f1cb55c3ef1
e9bcf5ac
be3ec4d35a6eeeb8
2ccf87ccb81ceb13
Worm.Win32.P
assMa.D
No 4.90.3000 4.90.3000 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 9:55 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 18acf53ce8b1eebe
bcf0adc38046800e
972fba73
23f55739ca94d3b7
546b1ffa833d18d8
No N/A N/A Czech Republic
2 N/A Executable e315d6a22a04a3af
5a5cc79a3b397d0b
3fe94f17
2d4027484ddb4284
3bc6999c4cd0b61d
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable c365236cc5652305
661aa83b35af48eb
57600e55
e3c996af9749daac
e1cbdcf2251c3ef6
No N/A N/A Hungary
4 N/A Executable bbb6faa4e5341221
8da1f664f6a52e24
7e62a208
da361a5ae9f56222
0a6c739413c85ce0
No N/A N/A United States
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  • 32 items per page
 
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