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: 14 October 2008 at 5:58 pm
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Name
Digitally
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File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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83333f8f
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
2 N/A Executable 743925d2dac06250
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032d2b3c
153597741bea04f1
2e70b5856b9bd264
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.In
ject.~IFB
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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07d3c0d3
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Unclassified
Malware
No 3.04.0007 3.04.0007 Brazil N/A
4 Pielcelestial Executable 5b972663dc013352
8dbb112fc17e7cc7
07d3c0d3
8e48ea7a605b583d
4133b85d5ba626ad
Unclassified
Malware
No 3.04.0007 3.04.0007 Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 February 2009 at 2:54 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ccfe0722bba1b00e
1403032e86d9b237
88b15b67
78a790e76419036e
fc8b32c2159be4c3
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32
2 SkyRiver Studios Executable 11791a43c251dab5
5f4c490f0a0d0b0a
518bdef7
2968ec312907288c
0964b1e180f13ba4
No 1, 0, 3, 1 1, 0, 3, 1 Czech Republic
3 N/A Executable 6f6c6a2b2f6aaa62
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No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32
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f368ddc31c2fe8e9
cf5b07c5
8c6777e246362f55
cfd49bdaffd41992
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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