How to Remove “c2.exe”

What is c2.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, c2.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Microsoft 32-Bit 80x86 Compiler Back End and it belongs to Microsoft Visual Studio. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

c2.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after c2.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with c2.exe malware?

If your system is affected by c2.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • c2.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove c2.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove c2.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

  1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.
  2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use.

Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

  1. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

  1. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 29 October 2009 at 2:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8f5cbe167849bf02
0eeb1f2d3009e20c
b38598ac
7a0118072eb0a573
df9ad2829ea8bda0
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Polip.A
No 12.00.8041
.0
6.00.8041.
0
Vietnam N/A
2 N/A Executable 581d5674adda9216
b330db9de55aab05
0660dd9e
0607f54e88246444
c78458aa77fd4f22
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 10.224.1.22/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 226d610e6e1eeb46
c1f326553dd7872b
42d721c9
85f5b0805f465634
f6b1e64122513e79
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 1e59629d6608abc1
a351b4b86899db17
522d978b
5a335980421897a7
015f2faea7b2f26d
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Mexico N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 August 2008 at 5:39 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e1a5139aea98b5e
a606222c6c3a2070
da3c384a
c24af72c29ae13e9
44b5ca5183a8377d
No 12.00.8041
.0
6.00.8041.
0
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e1a5139aea98b5e
a606222c6c3a2070
da3c384a
c24af72c29ae13e9
44b5ca5183a8377d
No 12.00.8041
.0
6.00.8041.
0
10.108.55.52/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable fd16c5d5a20bcb98
599c798fb71a782c
e7c22c60
0f794292d789a913
67a77761af477f7a
No 12.00.8041
.0
6.00.8041.
0
India
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable fbb6276a278772ed
3060ec3cba1531e4
2e0f521a
72183fe6bb93f2bc
813422803007840a
No 12.00.8783
.0
6.00.8783.
0
Philippines
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  • 32 items per page
 
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