How to Remove “aeclient.exe”

What is aeclient.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, aeclient.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Application Performance Explorer Client and it belongs to Application Performance Explorer Client. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove aeclient.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: 28 April 2009 at 4:56 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable fe059e371866b539
8fb8aa84542f4e5f
0bde2964
c1768ce82d38cbf6
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Turkey N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b6c837a0f61a165c
b59feb9f007a3111
7a62fa42
8618dee30a018fdf
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.n
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Cambodia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable cd930a36472d4a9c
20ce875b9677cb4d
2aa4b9a9
3066ce94378c9370
5ddc8dfad723c174
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3fe7950552992003
74625e7e4470d4f0
82d34ea1
4ab1f41b092cac64
b1789dbdd3dce89a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 31 July 2008 at 5:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable bc99462783f73291
b58746a5410340ce
5059c775
2337294139c6b10f
f27584e10c4f31b5
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 India
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable af226d1ea5ff5aab
3454a90406549250
ebf65215
9fdfc2cf1cfbe8d6
6f5bafe4cdca71b9
No 1.00.3716 1.00.3716 Ukraine
3 Hyland Software, Inc. Executable a5b40dba1d641f79
092b37bb19377bda
9cfaeea4
a6e9bf444c87d85f
c6d2876eaa5fa31c
Yes 6, 4, 0,
151
6, 4, 0,
151
United States
4 N/A Executable 5ff1c449cdc777e0
447fdc88283a437c
c3d04c83
9d8e9f73a1ec6d63
c84217661965078a
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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