How to Remove “aexplore.exe”

What is aexplore.exe?

aexplore.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by America Online. This process is known as AOL Explorer and it belongs to AOL Service Libraries. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of aexplore.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by aexplore.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the aexplore.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from aexplore.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the aexplore.exe malware from your system.

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Step 7: If the system is infected with aexplore.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove aexplore.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 September 2010 at 7:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable c279392eaed7ae89
503d1b077ba100f5
7d3ecbfd
2406f38d33195f42
4d2d541c45f86cbe
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable 0f56ea3c03192f30
d84e90918ddb7636
1cd18a2a
ec23934659fe1625
e34ffa8995d35f0f
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable c279392eaed7ae89
503d1b077ba100f5
7d3ecbfd
2406f38d33195f42
4d2d541c45f86cbe
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 5f10cb0ca2d8ba06
049faddbe06a2205
7c28ae24
b9bb77b1b4abba34
0784ef77adc47aca
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 2:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 America Online, Inc. Executable a7dd05aec3a5da25
e29451f4e9257760
265306a7
5be461caf8f25906
1fa1e996704661fd
Yes 1.4.12.1 1.4.12.1 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable f0cc90f38f8e6f0b
6f3c7a27d517a3b2
6206f5fe
7da05cf8e35334f5
7b06e45853c133e7
No N/A N/A United States
3 America Online, Inc. Executable ecaba430fa0d0b08
707e103e2ecb59e1
4363b02d
N/A No 1.4.16.2 1.4.16.2 United Kingdom
4 America Online, Inc. Executable 17dfbadd73fc5b21
8c76b251f127e280
4833a4ec
a3f8c61e14156ec3
4258147bf07b0d98
Yes 1.4.16.1 1.4.16.1 Internal Submission
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