How to Remove “addprinter.exe”

What is addprinter.exe?

addprinter.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Easy-WebPrint EX. It belongs to Easy-WebPrint EX and was developed by Canon, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as addprinter.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with addprinter.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • addprinter.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, 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 addprinter.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with addprinter.exe malware.

How to remove addprinter.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing addprinter.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free 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: Once the Installation is Finished, 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 addprinter.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 June 2009 at 5:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 839c82a5c5629f36
f6214c1f778b0b3a
902640ce
1b8e85fad0fb5fa3
f0873b6e4cf0a0aa
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Nigeria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 July 2008 at 3:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 CANON INC. Executable 16e0a34ec7669f56
3e1cd7971a4f5faa
fca20e52
b9811de74f305660
e43935ded259efb5
Yes 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 10.224.1.54/32
2 May Software Executable 12f40f707cb01660
2ae0d39a70083cb1
ac43ba69
87d3ef2d96ef7539
096115a5c413a747
No 3, 17, 5,
0
3, 17, 5,
0
Germany
3 N/A Executable c93e78f52806efe5
80510b0d459a9bb1
fb3bee73
335dc6202465d185
5c728419e12f1834
No N/A N/A United States
4 CANON INC. Executable 1398b6d266785604
88f813097e18c59b
c15fc2d9
11d2a7de209af3db
8b9dcbcb730adad6
Yes 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Internal Submission
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