How to Remove “autofat.exe”

What is autofat.exe?

autofat.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Diskeeper Corporation. This process is known as AutoFat. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of autofat.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • autofat.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 autofat.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:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove autofat.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 autofat.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 October 2011 at 12:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 26b0759254f52c41
00cc331c2cb0ab05
64e53120
be98c88628a064cf
ccdc93bd1fbf3e41
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Latvia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 August 2008 at 11:58 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 60bef7d5135ed6ce
cb2cbd35c3439dcd
afe8959c
afd7d94fe611850e
2c10578cbd3f77d7
No N/A N/A United Kingdom
2 Diskeeper Corporation. Executable eb997aa763aabeb8
c1b0884372480e77
353be6ca
380b428c98265175
3daaa402b7c647f0
Yes 12.0.778.0 12.0.778.0 Internal Submission
3 Executive Software International, Inc. Executable 9b8c760414a212a9
55f9ee529631a30a
beaa3a60
32f4318f24720767
2510dc006cb5c826
No 8, 0, 119,
0
8, 0, 119,
0
Internal Submission
4 Diskeeper Corporation. Executable eb997aa763aabeb8
c1b0884372480e77
353be6ca
380b428c98265175
3daaa402b7c647f0
Yes 12.0.778.0 12.0.778.0 India
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