How to Remove “acthosp.exe”

What is acthosp.exe?

acthosp.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Panda Software International. This process is known as Hospital Upgrader and it belongs to Panda Internet Security. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of acthosp.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by acthosp.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 acthosp.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, 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 acthosp.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the acthosp.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

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

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with acthosp.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 10 July 2009 at 4:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Panda Software International Executable 59021a66b6e92373
80455a3eb8551118
9bcf2555
50095ebcf5a5c566
3bd00ad9af0c9dab
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.07.06.01 12.00.00 Moldova, Republic of N/A
2 Panda Security, S.L. Executable fc1e19ffcd1becb6
d6f8a31f727c4883
7cefd8fb
e52c08bdee1d060b
88d842aba87a90e5
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.07.12.96 3.00.00 Montenegro N/A
3 Panda Security, S.L. Executable 0d680c5fd4188e45
79972882efdd13f5
fdd49058
c3550fecf42fcc6c
42ea0c34d000a9a3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.07.12.96 3.00.00 Montenegro N/A
4 Panda Software International Executable 66fac423407e5c4b
c54fc27cf10a93ee
08339730
9f21f9991f0ff6f1
c2947b0610fa2ece
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.07.06.01 12.00.00 Moldova, Republic of N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 September 2008 at 3:45 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Panda Security, S.L. Executable 406aee283f8733b3
4de77fc71f4fd510
dbd2e9e5
6855eac56a11c85e
bb12191688c9a125
Yes 9.07.12.86 2.00.00 China
2 Panda Security, S.L. Executable d712b9c1bd96d709
b6d353b030853031
a68b84ec
e7af31cafc5b9479
8ac0047d330907be
Yes 9.07.12.10
0
3.01.00 United States
3 Panda Security, S.L. Executable 8b3aa04122964efb
a13c7eb741c0801d
e110817d
f09c3658c1e4e9b4
31af6c6b87aa1c42
Yes 9.07.12.96 3.00.00 Internal Submission
4 Panda Software International Executable 0fc0d44568efa7b7
7b515cb69182d2b1
bc96ee58
07d3bf14565e7935
4fa439c8213e93a6
Yes 8.07.06.01 12.00.00 Internal Submission
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