How to Remove “aeworker.exe”

What is aeworker.exe?

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

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove aeworker.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.

15

Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 April 2009 at 4:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable c0c9b350edb19932
8a174a7e09ea81cd
25897d7e
8a356e0b8d80e77c
04982cd17b6fa509
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f6b57bcb32939b69
c7254c004b1d83cc
e4ca8196
d0b4d7e9d734dd70
706dbedfb6262018
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 United Arab Emirates N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable cf2a5038c05453a5
513927b82459377a
a3ade731
14a4126b49dfae2e
67d22108cc9aca07
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Bangladesh N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 796b7827bdc38db4
5d0f525b1a7c581b
afa1d27f
9a8adb7eeed1f858
89af3c87e12532e1
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Serbia N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
5

Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 August 2008 at 8:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable eec67adaff89e8a2
c806997d92646616
6ed2f55b
e8ba510d12013c4f
52457fdd702e4051
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Colombia
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 14b9b97781e0313d
e34e0ae274871184
8b64c98c
020fcfb60d927903
fc7f3edbaa74172b
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 France
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e835305f925077be
38e10573603fe3c0
961b1745
N/A No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Philippines
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 89e82b460c7c0e3d
00c85d0f3932f921
59e9f838
eec07271c4792eef
cc407bf3972c3af3
No 1.00.3716 1.00.3716 Ukraine
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
Exclusive Offer
Get Free Endpoint Protection
Get Advanced
Endpoint
Protection

Award-Winning Security to Protect Your Clients from Cyber Attacks

Comodo Internet Security Pro

Antivirus Protection protection from hackers! Get the ultimate Antivirus solution to keep your PC clean and to remove viruses from a slow or infected PC. Improve the PC performance at home or use it on-the-go!

Get Comodo Internet Security Comodo Internet Security