How to Remove “aepool.exe”

What is aepool.exe?

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

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove aepool.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
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1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 50e8de2322d86fa8
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Yemen N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f6da7790b40f6478
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 India N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3a525cff3ba9e778
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Bangladesh N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b844c5bf612c4906
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4b8a25cc
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Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 31 July 2008 at 8:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7bad18634f5bd278
8c3e8f408eae75e1
f2156b59
5a48f2ed9dfa4d95
0485217946a5977c
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7bad18634f5bd278
8c3e8f408eae75e1
f2156b59
5a48f2ed9dfa4d95
0485217946a5977c
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 China
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 79b294477f84cd81
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N/A No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Philippines
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5f4fca92141855f2
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No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Argentina
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