How to Remove “adread.exe”

What is adread.exe?

adread.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as adread.exe and it belongs to Microsoft Quickstart Tutorials. You can locate the file in C:\Windows\system32. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after adread.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with adread.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the adread.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove adread.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove adread.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove adread.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 24 September 2008 at 5:56 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable d44b29cae562cc29
5f2db32508e90508
5b45f86c
ff08179e6759401f
ef644a0599ee05c6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2a788168f5a27aec
378baae97e25304a
0e77a632
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 India N/A
3 N/A Executable d790154c4aed75f0
af19958adecc90d1
666e5048
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No N/A N/A India N/A
4 N/A Executable 563789cf01c11120
ac72fa1219c29506
62d867eb
aae18290551da93d
50793094b0abae6a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 March 2009 at 2:27 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 789c0bd8db83a4f1
0601c042ab2bd3fc
64cbf0ee
e7e20018946a50a4
9204cf8b4c249abc
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United States
2 N/A Executable c2d55fa8fb8e6d44
f3ed35a07760a89b
fad122d7
919bd2d859b0cbec
3364a558509e9293
No N/A N/A United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 789c0bd8db83a4f1
0601c042ab2bd3fc
64cbf0ee
e7e20018946a50a4
9204cf8b4c249abc
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United Kingdom
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable dbeaa111fb9c79b4
1564c843aefca4e6
d262dae2
b7d8f7d0ccffaa69
8e4012c7c5277488
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Internal Submission
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