How to Remove “acstart16.exe”

What is acstart16.exe?

acstart16.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Autodesk. This process is known as AutoCAD Startup Accelerator and it belongs to the software AutoCAD. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.
Malware authors find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of acstart16.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by acstart16.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the acstart16.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from acstart16.exe malware?

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Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove acstart16.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 February 2010 at 8:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Autodesk, Inc Executable 45083a25b3029816
32407bb78b640dff
ec5c9f70
326cf02ac4983a52
b3879e1825b19f74
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 16.2.54.0 16.2.54.0 Germany N/A
2 Autodesk, Inc Executable d651844a5745f2fd
e0910fbd432dd5df
ebb94b77
74fe59cfcef66350
881ed1af988fc782
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 16.2.54.0 16.2.54.0 Russian Federation N/A
3 Autodesk, Inc Executable 76fd3430c75afc56
fe4f5941ffa97f57
3514051f
3e130b76c67d148d
f35701d4597f6d11
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
Yes 16.2.54.0 16.2.54.0 Pakistan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 February 2009 at 11:15 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Autodesk, Inc Executable 544306f5079952da
bfc0727992e210bb
3f006b1b
573fbdcc2704016e
8f7b0ce435092ca1
Yes 16.2.54.0 16.2.54.0 Internal Submission
2 Autodesk, Inc Executable 2d33a32b5149795e
e15b28cd34b1ffc8
87afc1b9
9cbdbaf045d9572e
3297e030820a21c1
Yes 16.1.63.0 16.1.63.0 Internal Submission
3 Autodesk, Inc Executable 4784c6b2b047360c
691de770f8177b26
b261459d
9b07e90ebfd8c6c9
cbcccf1625ed8b5e
Yes 16.2.54.0 16.2.54.0 India
4 Autodesk, Inc Executable 6776ff3e44e6b8bf
34a519d62af1ff78
1d32a820
4b4cb9dd87ae2cd6
81197537c406237c
No 16.2.54.0 16.2.54.0 Brazil
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