How to Remove “aolload.exe”

What is aolload.exe?

Originally developed by AOL, aolload.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with AOL Loader. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by aolload.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
aolload.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 aolload.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove aolload.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.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 November 2011 at 2:45 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 AOL LLC Executable 7ec7ec685475082a
2b6a58f7e764882e
79517a13
38c1635e34ea723f
e2b81d7530620fe6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.3.2.2 9.3.2.2 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 September 2008 at 3:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 AOL Inc. Executable 26e397e3015334c3
d8a4426148b58f23
d5ef076f
149fe0d2d2b0811a
3749a210c2b29a65
Yes 9.3.3.1 9.3.3.1 10.224.1.22/32
2 AOL Inc. Executable 26e397e3015334c3
d8a4426148b58f23
d5ef076f
149fe0d2d2b0811a
3749a210c2b29a65
Yes 9.3.3.1 9.3.3.1 Internal Submission
3 AOL LLC Executable d196cf1549576492
c98f34bfa7f46c09
2c7dcc9d
212c58d4ed065ebb
1a42b8f2602dd7cb
Yes 9.3.2.2 9.3.2.2 United States
4 AOL Inc. Executable 26e397e3015334c3
d8a4426148b58f23
d5ef076f
149fe0d2d2b0811a
3749a210c2b29a65
Yes 9.3.3.1 9.3.3.1 10.224.1.58/32
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