How to Remove “autofmt.exe”

What is autofmt.exe?


autofmt.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is associated with program Microsoft Windows Operating System and the process also known as Auto File System Conversion Utility. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after autofmt.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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


Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with autofmt.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 autofmt.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 autofmt.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 autofmt.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 autofmt.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 November 2010 at 10:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7c02eea192b4145f
d9789769d047d2c2
4372ab64
4dcb4209ad2dc9ef
98189adc3533859c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Poland N/A
2 N/A Executable e2f21e3167e4b413
eb6c0e82feda63f2
7017882a
4b4b1ba183a6dfa7
f644e62329180410
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d309aa0aeb474f07
8c94e4e861bfee22
04902396
7a1fde1b393966c3
11570081db1a407a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.K
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Mexico N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 394b30d2b93f1b59
296bc4f353b64f7f
e0faa214
4c47284998652c29
bc2afee665510ff0
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 4:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d9ccd9e6dd1e8285
bf4f7371320ad3b6
6151d7a8
a42828de132226dc
47874b6d34e0c665
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6c96e30c9bfbb3d0
22a5418b1cdaffe9
e5517eaf
a475b7bb0cccfd84
8aa26075e81d7888
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 756472562331ce12
1e46ec7632208949
d848c352
569f911fd175d9f3
a359558ea86c1daa
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 41191fd8abc13c88
aec5a46281d1082a
958ed2ff
04fafcaf36632e03
b6bfc48275178349
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
176.212.228.74/32
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