How to Remove “aol.exe”

What is aol.exe?

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by aol.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 startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • 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 aol.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 aol.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 aol.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo 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: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 January 2009 at 8:12 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Non-executable ca1f6d16fd076f99
81ff54c32e3168d9
70441cd3
8b07416f4083f30d
49eb903fe151ab68
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Non-executable aff6c262913060ed
eabe58b125a0e587
8edbb64d
746b08ced5b1e688
0685a7721e2a7c30
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Non-executable 7bb443e1b1fd3c69
115d8079be3f183c
fe93281d
a8f4c904de27eacf
e4d3481d13013886
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.Perfl
oger.q
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 Ufasoft Executable 74148b2152cd76a5
fdfea35887392729
7de733e2
d3dafde19bc6360d
e954d4a52729aaec
Unclassified
Malware
No 7.0.13060.
0
0.61 Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 2:14 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 AOL, LLC. Executable 90e65947e5cf6920
29a8a02f7d782725
12e24b0f
a04754658d61f752
6eb089100974fbb1
No 9.05.001 9.05.001 United States
2 America Online, Inc. Executable 6afed601bccb2ad8
e331482cdaca0e3f
ce363ede
5d278a25f7945ce3
fad0678d18285138
Yes 9.02.000 9.02.000 United States
3 AOL Inc. Executable a0928b4540a6040b
9aef40eb3745a34f
95d622b2
0e07eff1f77fb132
b1e5d8cee9c20e77
Yes 9.7.1.1 9.7.1.1 United States
4 AOL Inc. Executable 22f443f8dd699883
5aa0ccd1e73bffb7
6f827247
f43f45c77387a112
8ead7792e086b759
Yes 9.06.001 9.06.001 United Kingdom
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