How to Remove “adorstodataset.exe”

What is adorstodataset.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, adorstodataset.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as adorstodataset.exe and it belongs to Microsoft QuickStart Tutorials. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • adorstodataset.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:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove adorstodataset.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove adorstodataset.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: 07 October 2008 at 4:18 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 334c176b57ce259d
18e95586ae9bd343
05d0f112
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 51ac137de89b27ce
377880b35e808ea9
97488297
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 March 2009 at 5:38 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a4184b5883c3d3c1
029366bbb4b749df
355898e1
05da546680e00bf1
97a8f51a27ee723a
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable adfb2a4108e277bf
a2c24336cb2f3984
2eab670c
c548c410b38dec18
3826798fd94ebe57
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United States
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