How to Remove “aolsetup.exe”

What is aolsetup.exe?

aolsetup.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as VerCopy. It belongs to AOLSetup 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 it as aolsetup.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • aolsetup.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 aolsetup.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 aolsetup.exe malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 November 2011 at 12:50 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 America Online, Inc. Executable 24abda463df4ef30
4c0f961870817cfc
d0ad318c
14c960b98ecfdf16
edc12b4ea7415369
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.ew
No 11.01.0015 11.01.0015 United States N/A
2 America Online, Inc. Executable bc97fa99af0db06d
e4883c74d3783da9
9dbac312
a65c901b1ee78b57
f3f06e3aa7e6be69
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.ew
No 11.00.0015 11.00.0015 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 June 2008 at 4:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 AOL LLC. Executable 619a9dc56a10b4ab
e45bc634cac7b9a9
a7c242a5
fad0e8523c3abcac
84f60d25a7ad3dc8
Yes 11, 8, 0,
0
11, 8, 0,
0
Internal Submission
2 America Online, Inc. Executable f84d7c04ddc80cce
eb89ed15dd05810f
00fcd7d2
8e044b5d1a18b1bf
b2b1b892ac3e9d2a
No 10, 2, 0,
5
10, 2, 0,
5
United States
3 AOL LLC Executable 1967554cad85764c
05fd0a8ba12fab53
a0e2ec54
fa33339307583c45
9b235862654d8567
Yes 13.1.2.1 13.1.2.1 Internal Submission
4 America Online, Inc. Executable 01cc919fdd02082b
785997bb8db1eefc
866e2803
N/A Yes 1, 5, 0, 6 1.5 India
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