How to Remove “ar.exe”

What is ar.exe?

ar.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as ar.exe. It is associated with Embedded Software Development With eCos developed by Pearson Education, Inc. It is located in C:\Program files by default.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with ar.exe malware:
  • Unstable internet connection
  • ar.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 ar.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.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

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

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

First Seen: 07 August 2009 at 10:03 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 5e4c618b6118662d
c0218b165eac94c8
c0279205
1b05804dcee9f8cb
d1163e91bec088d8
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.NS
PM.~gen
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 4801546ba368e264
8c10801c8f16cbbc
3eeb09ad
d26b29c41a6a8ce1
a4c4829bc2c2164a
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 June 2008 at 7:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 6488d49c7aabe03f
9a7189b0fb0ae496
b008d8d7
b282bb21de8265c1
12cf1a5fc30bf99a
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
2 N/A Executable 6488d49c7aabe03f
9a7189b0fb0ae496
b008d8d7
b282bb21de8265c1
12cf1a5fc30bf99a
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.167/32
3 N/A Executable 8f64f8841328e077
5da791c84faafe28
0c00f4c8
decf4a2f9add5b5b
7eb0d4df924ab54f
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
4 N/A Executable c9a1ea1ae02f088c
ef49382e90341dc1
f3de554b
57c99bac2814bd5c
7b3bf42760d2f92d
No N/A N/A China
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