How to Remove “acrotray.exe”

What is acrotray.exe?

acrotray.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as AcroTray. It is associated with Adobe Acrobat (version 8 Professional) software developed by Adobe Systems. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after acrotray.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • acrotray.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 acrotray.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.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 December 2009 at 1:00 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 2f53bfcd2016d506
674d0a05852318f9
e8188ee1
07660a9b83b7fbc7
ab372a911c69a85b
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 Adobe Systems Inc. Executable 2456775d3f5102c6
52ce7c4b0653b381
e005bebf
f15e28f4811593e9
8faf92d479df7c6d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.0.2003
040700
6.0.0.0 Pakistan N/A
3 N/A Executable 52d44e936388b77a
0afdb21b099cf83e
d6cbaa6f
72512c49401bd3d0
4a8ef6c7a6475307
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A India N/A
4 Adobe Systems Inc. Executable 281c626ba0ecfdf3
a1c8d6a597faf4c5
422777bf
cc7fc0af31b281fe
4eecd76a5f37657c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.0.0.396
"
10.0.0.396
"
Philippines N/A
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37

Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 September 2008 at 8:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems Inc. Executable b223fd7aada91770
14f1bee8dff8af55
5102cd94
ef0df7c71c25793a
156dc370d552903f
No 6.0.0.2003
040700
6.0.0.0 Pakistan
2 Adobe Systems Inc. Executable 8e4f336bd0d3967a
e004d6eb645c27a3
3df2e00b
0e6e43d31ac16bcf
682eb5f63178c492
No 5, 0, 0, 0 5, 0, 0, 0 Nigeria
3 Adobe Systems Inc. Executable 884f7fcd4cde4558
b789291c36a56aaa
22212839
267d2fe27a1587ba
aad82090772655e4
Yes 9.5.0.270" 9.5.0.270" Vietnam
4 N/A Executable c42d43a9e35d08b8
f81a4468fcb6977e
c79fb259
68a95567f51d0d94
e6fcdaafa77995b9
No N/A N/A Pakistan
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