How to Remove “apt.exe”

What is apt.exe?

apt.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Unknown. It is associated with Java(TM) Platform SE 6 U5. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after apt.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with apt.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly


If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the apt.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove apt.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incoporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using apt.exe, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove apt.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 November 2011 at 12:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Executable 26d89d991d292a27
ce1630890de76020
41516bba
fa994d39151f1c3d
4475b0283e13d9e5
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.5.0.10 1.5.0.10 United States N/A
2 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Executable 125d6e073efee705
11339b517d60eef0
aa3bec99
388b09d645f7abf0
59e0600d98f13d2f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.0.50.5 5.0.50.5 India N/A
3 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Executable 58bb5efea9b71d50
a0d9700ed9ca2c29
dae6d9db
ac09b79babf9750b
7bab12df02d282a2
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 6.0.180.7 6.0.180.7 India N/A
4 N/A Executable 1e9ae500ac5a4d76
c80afd904643c660
c514eead
f45ff2e078beab60
c7ad2dbae0035a7b
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 March 2009 at 3:21 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Oracle Corporation Executable 9b5243bbd92830c6
16f46a66bbe21bc2
5512bcb3
ad064a63ca7e0aaa
c350c4139bfdecfc
Yes 7.0.30.5 7.0.30.5 United States
2 Oracle Corporation Executable a8c3687d80bf7299
c2b580aad80d0192
a0185ae8
9e6149c6854ea4be
ec771210a8657e81
Yes 7.0.10.8 7.0.10.8 10.224.1.57/32
3 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Executable c5840e419d986d47
14f13bc22d97bbd2
7f2e2fb3
4bb92970f4cf1b61
d21d854ee9d55bc1
Yes 6.0.310.5 6.0.310.5 Internal Submission
4 Sun Microsystems, Inc. Executable 582813d05c3a49c5
3b1e95e8ac41d9f9
978269fd
4667f18545dda91d
e3b03149033f9e65
Yes 6.0.370.6 6.0.370.6 10.0.17.167/32
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