How to Remove “aolondesktop.exe”

What is aolondesktop.exe?

Originally developed by AOL, Inc., aolondesktop.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as aolondesktop.exe and it belongs to America Online. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by aolondesktop.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • aolondesktop.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 aolondesktop.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove aolondesktop.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.

  1. 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.

  1. 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: 23 April 2010 at 2:25 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 86bc20989d1df7bf
b400b8ff7c5fb200
c4f7d928
0e372c8f2e57603d
3773dfc2d648f4e9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1, 2, 5, 0 1, 2, 5, 0 Indonesia N/A
2 Gteko Ltd. Executable 371f2a57945a054e
207e13437715f332
abb2537d
d1f44a2588138a7c
421ff63fcc5bc222
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 1.0.1.203 1, 0, 0,
20
United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 77b9c2b0daa25df7
bfd3d2a65b874fd3
6c6eb433
0c7cd7ffaa15301f
2e74cf1e7bd9c126
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 1, 2, 5, 0 1, 2, 5, 0 Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable 39e5f7964cfc50aa
c384521c97e785f1
3202039e
568d231f65fae163
76c251b1d871b6d6
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 1, 2, 5, 0 1, 2, 5, 0 Russian Federation N/A
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19

Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 July 2008 at 6:13 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable f792c7ab098e7469
9a57d724f8836c2c
6c745068
2396d3be4011abea
29dd2a76c5f4873e
No 1, 2, 5, 0 1, 2, 5, 0 Internal Submission
2 Gteko Ltd. Executable 8860083bcda37368
1d9686d1aee9015e
f7637a3d
78b6e65c67b0cd0d
a4e6e892a006abcc
No 1.0.1.111 1, 0, 0,
18
United States
3 N/A Executable 6f877467ca0cc718
a2646e9e02f1d8ed
f11e1b50
c02cff6582c39a04
fcc56df9ea9e592d
No 1, 2, 5, 0 1, 2, 5, 0 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 60ef1dbac6e1e4b1
631fb57db5d2282e
92ff0aec
e612c4dd520ffdf7
b0918dc2e81d862a
No 1, 2, 5, 0 1, 2, 5, 0 Internal Submission
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  • 32 items per page
 
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