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.

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.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

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
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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 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 074aa235b63c953c
543882b10e3677a9
41b43705
2344db56ecafe18c
5647f3d73409e712
Yes 13.0.839.0 13.0.839.0 Canada
2 Diskeeper Corporation. Executable 006d033023eab0a1
88302123da12cd74
33951d5f
54a00052602fd853
d05175210658f01a
Yes 12.0.778.0 12.0.778.0 United States
3 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 6b625fb459e5d6f1
e7c716061dec5988
1ebca742
4e9bfb9870494373
5aff7bd4abc8f372
Yes 15.0.938.0 15.0.938.0 10.224.1.58/32
4 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 8e20897e6cc799e2
194e58980332f14a
7f468623
aad33a6f2d358cd9
294c2a3b1442971d
Yes 13.0.839.0 13.0.839.0 Internal Submission
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