How to Remove “aim.exe”

What is aim.exe?

aim.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as AOL Instant Messenger. It belongs to AOL Instant Messenger software and was developed by America Online. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Malware authors write different types of malicious programs and name it as aim.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with aim.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • aim.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, 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 aim.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with aim.exe malware.

How to remove aim.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing aim.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 05 July 2011 at 12:52 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 44ac010555241c9c
6f46903fc1551dd6
edcff12a
df410b3c50a61ac6
77258ba9ef82b3e8
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.117/32 N/A
2 Pielcelestial Executable 5b972663dc013352
8dbb112fc17e7cc7
07d3c0d3
8e48ea7a605b583d
4133b85d5ba626ad
Unclassified
Malware
No 3.04.0007 3.04.0007 Brazil N/A
3 Pielcelestial Executable 5b972663dc013352
8dbb112fc17e7cc7
07d3c0d3
8e48ea7a605b583d
4133b85d5ba626ad
Unclassified
Malware
No 3.04.0007 3.04.0007 Internal Submission N/A
4 qwerty776 Executable 05ce2fcde084eb12
b94015ece7463c8d
f4d8b5e3
5dd8e38576227b0b
b4090855f9e8f241
TrojWare.Win
32.PSW.AccPh
ish.E
No 0.01 0.01 Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 December 2011 at 8:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 AOL Inc. Executable a8097c9423b83deb
7f24970bdabc171b
03b4ea8c
8470823e6016d03d
1bf08f70344594a8
Yes 1.2.1.6 1.2.1.6 United States
2 AOL Inc. Executable 716ede536396ebae
2a4f8255411d4881
cd5424b4
77277d86146db342
9f01a65f7f43381a
Yes 1.0.1.2 1.0.1.2 Internal Submission
3 AOL Inc. Executable e6350ee018ba83f3
10455e3633334fdb
893f98fe
f35487446b6a6219
6558ed9e0f55fbf6
No 7.5.7.6 7.5.7.6 10.224.1.116/32
4 AOL Inc. Executable 1a8ca2fb1e5d2385
bc953b435e373816
79b68abd
a8b25b37575175dc
3cc9a3f205c8524a
Yes 1.1.0.4 1.1.0.4 10.224.1.22/32
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