How to Remove “apache.exe”

What is apache.exe?

apache.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Apache HTTP Server and belongs to software NVIDIA ForceWare Network. It was developed by Apache Software Foundation. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as apache.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with apache.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the apache.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the apache.exe  and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files files then the system is not affected by apache.exe , if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by apache.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing apache.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 Free Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: 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.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 October 2010 at 11:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Apache Software Foundation Executable 0f4e85b56e5c346b
320f9b51dc60db54
f0b5a340
9bc434baf935b024
02e4dddcf0851d5f
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.2.19 2.2.19 Internal Submission N/A
2 Apache Software Foundation Executable d6d6ae1a3401e562
8b052d1eaa9ff306
2fc0942e
6e5a399a09dee97c
4f8133a9a121b669
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.2.19 2.2.19 Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable ce3bef6824763118
e82b18b8a5a6503f
d578b9ae
cdd14188bfa136dd
25ad43b6c0277d53
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 457064444f89d9f2
00b2d1ba52ad9f7e
57b31d8a
2bce106ebeca32bc
a6b76354cc0f3ffc
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 July 2008 at 10:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable b974944eee8dd048
e4147f8dfdb5684f
0ca97b9e
1c411fa06641b9e1
837e6c901bac0bda
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 99a6e28d75d4a66c
0165f3a738dbefb8
27e25c68
0d77f5099c61ff53
cc280a8f21e6ba59
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable dc31c54e3063410d
73eda249df4a7d81
9637cf3f
38a925a0e33fd485
1081ff98ce76bdf2
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 9588cc1fc4edd1b5
52f8ef0a7de93bd7
c548f4d3
b9b2ae1820f71f93
feab64bcae50332b
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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