How to Remove “apiload.exe”

What is apiload.exe?

apiload.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as API Declaration Loader Utility. It belongs to VB 6 API Declatarion Loader, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as apiload.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with apiload.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with apiload.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • apiload.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible apiload.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove apiload.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 April 2009 at 4:56 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f5ec0831e6ecc3d3
9d03cda6bfe3bde7
a3cce571
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Serbia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable dc801e2b3d0c404f
9a823e4fd8119da8
39b9836e
581f3faafb763328
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Philippines N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 06e5eb1751ffb5fa
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7ee182c3
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 73a842e1f7b04be7
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d2452742
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Vietnam N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 August 2008 at 9:29 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8c981671951b4741
10dea1befd547577
f621283e
d9a98509e92e646d
75845c91c22ff463
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Germany
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable eadd40d9ba288607
1f2a0e710b656699
116f7bb0
a7b5a084969480b7
af8a796190847a19
No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable eadd40d9ba288607
1f2a0e710b656699
116f7bb0
a7b5a084969480b7
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No 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 Malta
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c2f3757665c58874
e82aa20b57aa5a15
cc7c06ae
N/A No 5.00.3609 5.00.3609 United Kingdom
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