How to Remove “autodown.exe”

What is autodown.exe?

autodown.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Update Antivirus Application. It is associated with software Update Antivirus Application developed by Computer Associates International. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • autodown.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 autodown.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 autodown.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 autodown.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 21 December 2008 at 12:11 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 4ded7c15487d85a6
d94ec4390d1bc63e
39314519
0abfeff8f6f431f4
551bc74b7d64dbba
Unclassified
Malware
No Version
1.6.0.0
Version
1.6.0.0
Internal Submission N/A
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22

Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 July 2008 at 3:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 六度人和 Executable 59926b70cf87f91f
d59b264fed16aef2
e8e0bf7b
276eb01f09f63476
22c5cfd7b297c11f
No 1, 0, 0, 0 1, 0, 0, 0 Internal Submission
2 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable d77a3b80d66a1b27
36d7597c723c88e7
486010dc
N/A No Version
1.6.0.0
Version
1.6.0.0
United States
3 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 196b130886534b2e
e43c09e6e72fb680
4d9639b8
a6c2bc08f2c581ec
784a4dab3bfb60ff
Yes Version
3.0.0.0
Version
3.0.0.0
Internal Submission
4 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 1f8601e9deecca94
1f1e8aff35f45715
83e9fb37
fcb40611cad00b7d
a37e50943e3350e5
Yes Version
2.1.0.2
Version
2.1.0.2
Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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