How to Remove “admintester.exe”

What is admintester.exe?

Originally developed by Corel Corporation, admintester.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Admin Tester and it belongs to Corel Common Framework. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove admintester.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: 05 November 2010 at 10:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Corel Corporation Executable dde880c0c2a20278
891ad2f47a77d057
63ec6903
aa1805b9eda4d870
a79fd8a19fd5da1b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.2.0.358 7.2.0.358 Brazil N/A
2 Corel Corporation Executable 7b0f4c414323114c
98395d34c3894178
a586429d
bd72b3a0234e7261
924251ee1896b6e8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.0.0.357 7.0.0.357 India N/A
3 Corel Corporation Executable 6eec5417c47caa42
f16d44c8075a2511
5a5246cf
49f8073f68408272
93511fab943e715c
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 7.0.0.357 7.0.0.357 Poland N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2008 at 8:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Corel Corporation Executable 08c9b7a0a763ae77
d010c66aefff0007
a8faec19
6e1575a8695f3338
8df73208ccf5d179
No 7.0.0.357 7.0.0.357 Internal Submission
2 Corel Corporation Executable 8ace24814df19a9b
0427ae6a61953c6f
a5db8a7a
ac29bb7daf4a2f03
30b6c99b6954fe1b
No 7.2.0.358 7.2.0.358 Internal Submission
3 Corel Corporation Executable 4c5521da54f31211
fe3be3a32841cafb
ee64abfb
d064dd234d580755
84c9684e2001528a
Yes 7.0.0.357 7.0.0.357 31.8.126.144/32
4 Corel Corporation Executable 20b09d45aad1f846
2e429a74d7ebca25
c6f5f252
N/A No 7.0.0.357 7.0.0.357 Iran, Islamic Republic of
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