How to Remove “autontfs.exe”

What is autontfs.exe?

autontfs.exe is a legitimate executable file. It is developed by Diskeeper Corporation. This process is known as Boot Time Defragmentation Engine and it belongs to Diskeeper. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of autontfs.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by autontfs.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the autontfs.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from autontfs.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the autontfs.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

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Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with autontfs.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove autontfs.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 c10a80017360c32d
26cf9ab44390803c
012d53f0
3768425d636b33fa
221cfde066415f61
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Latvia N/A
2 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 53da23840013adb1
b8f23e3c9aff9362
7a1ac8d3
2d8a68567388e2bd
90d65d0de2989a8b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 15.0.938.0 15.0.938.0 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 October 2008 at 8:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Executive Software International, Inc. Executable 6ff36092aa2454ae
aef075f8d594e3d7
c07014f8
25c965ca1a59875b
7ad1e7be3bf0bd4b
No 8, 0, 149,
1
8, 0, 149,
1
Internal Submission
2 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 6b625fb459e5d6f1
e7c716061dec5988
1ebca742
4e9bfb9870494373
5aff7bd4abc8f372
Yes 15.0.938.0 15.0.938.0 10.224.1.58/32
3 Diskeeper Corporation. Executable 33d6337a58bbc49d
9544aa7bf67c1b0f
f591b3c0
66959d479b040a79
0697c9b6380bcd47
No 12.0.751.0 12.0.751.0 United Kingdom
4 Diskeeper Corporation. Executable 463e5cde44ae0670
47a9a4bcbf1ae18c
f5d35c4b
fe8cd71512584dfb
50acca7b7dca6f9b
Yes 12.0.753.0 12.0.753.0 Internal Submission
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