How to Remove “artgalry.exe”

What is artgalry.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, artgalry.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Clip Gallery 5.0 OLE Server and it belongs to Microsoft Clip Gallery. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

artgalry.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after artgalry.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by artgalry.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • artgalry.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove artgalry.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove artgalry.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

  1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.
  2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use.
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

  1. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

     4.Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 December 2008 at 6:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 914cabada50696e3
a35ea67c8e79aa87
ed8539b0
3f769cce1430a936
def4955a4864b684
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.00.122
1
5.1.00.122
1
Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8e46d6169b3e0fc5
b9a38abb6be94623
b75dc2e3
ef15844c62a2f1d4
8141cb7006f98968
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.23 3.0 India N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2c1cee899405c1e3
2399f616257928bc
d615d633
37869cbe9c051596
b31f4d22e7b15546
Virus.Win32.
Sality.AE
No 5.1.00.122
1
5.1.00.122
1
India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b8589cd5b528f06a
269f1855c2d32684
bb09f98d
75165cfb0c93e692
5e754a0a116e2ee9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.00.122
1
5.1.00.122
1
Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 2:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 68794767f6aac492
55feb18a249bfa0b
172c901b
958300398e459dea
3b90f8636db00664
No 5.1.00.122
1
5.1.00.122
1
Italy
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 35a749fa4f4057d6
22d13ba223e1db31
c3ac9214
64d8d96ab00efdb7
c52c2e4d8c5e3929
No 3.23 3.0 Germany
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f32dfadf2f8bb71e
54f34d0afa9577a0
7291552b
8ae768e923df4c9f
59e4ea6d84aad56b
No 5.1.00.122
1
5.1.00.122
1
Brazil
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5b9f9e4f55af4461
20f12482388cded1
41845e68
1f1c17c775e1d24b
4b16e49ab6d70360
No 5.5.01.052
2
5.5.01.052
2
United States
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  • 32 items per page
 
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