How to Remove “aolretc.exe”

What is aolretc.exe?

aolretc.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as AOL STIC EE Service. It belongs to AOL STIC EE Service and was developed by AOL LLC. It is commonly stored in C:\Program files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as aolretc.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with aolretc.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 aolretc.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • aolretc.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 aolretc.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 aolretc.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing aolretc.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 aolretc.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 October 2010 at 8:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 AOL LLC Executable b25b1c5d38ba5aeb
bcc5a1a31e432c3a
ac3a5f6e
7d36845f8d250153
502d65eac6cfcd4b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.14.11.12 2.14.11.12 United Kingdom N/A
2 AOL LLC Executable 5d54ca44fbc7270f
c2625b514b225708
e5306b13
2cb00d6c5d2e2abe
639c5b2320b34721
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.14.16.3 2.14.16.3 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 September 2008 at 7:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 AOL LLC Executable 8894456bc594270c
9c611c4c36b68cce
836eeecc
4a35d2a1b22c85f9
d0b658240d1517ff
Yes 2.15.14.3 2.15.14.3 Internal Submission
2 AOL LLC Executable 069533ea2ece2445
5abd71ca5abf82fe
e75a0af6
7e245fd9d9d6a478
f3ff142284518a43
Yes 2.14.11.12 2.14.11.12 United Kingdom
3 AOL Inc. Executable 8ec89425151b4b7c
cdd26cbdf221f602
ca93ab66
99e286a7ba8a14e9
97b952e377c191c6
Yes 3.3.3.3 3.3.3.3 United States
4 AOL LLC Executable d99b3402ffea03f5
6da07972a23287f9
89b8b6af
6b8f1ac7007ed950
7ae9912351e6f4bb
No 2.15.13.1 2.15.13.1 Internal Submission
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