How to Remove “cabwiz.exe”

What is cabwiz.exe?

cabwiz.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as CAB File Wizard. It belongs to Microsoft AtiveSync and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware authors write different types of malicious programs and name them as cabwiz.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with cabwiz.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • cabwiz.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, 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 cabwiz.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with cabwiz.exe malware.

How to remove cabwiz.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing cabwiz.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo 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: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove cabwiz.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 16 December 2009 at 7:23 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b0b9d18604d4768e
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0df6c72e
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.0.4332.0 4.0.4332 India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d3c0df0c9e9f09e0
a4c18235ccee568b
4f9874c0
797388370225e276
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.1.0.9386 3.1.9386 Brazil N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1de97714ef20c32d
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.0.4332.0 4.0.4332 Vietnam N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 007bfcacaaf8da06
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50447cdb
ddc0e63cb8cb86f2
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.1.0.9386 3.1.9386 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 July 2008 at 11:49 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f6021d7c291e945c
f8a825e4b3a9e4e4
5c5e0d5a
fbf8d4a082dc6aed
560099333ab27382
No 4.0.4332.0 4.0.4332 10.224.1.61/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f6021d7c291e945c
f8a825e4b3a9e4e4
5c5e0d5a
fbf8d4a082dc6aed
560099333ab27382
No 4.0.4332.0 4.0.4332 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a09b235149642a76
4bc9a6427aaa36ee
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59fe4b2462028703
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No 3.6.0.2148 3.6.2148 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 982cb6d54e029635
63eb5ecd19c93dd5
b5198a20
dec5e9b358bed10a
6131e7b5e1751267
No 2.2.0.8279 2.2.8279 Internal Submission
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