How to Remove “cacls.exe”

What is Cacls.exe?

cacls.exe (control access control list) is a Windows utility file; this executable file is used for giving permission to particular objects like files or folders. It was mainly used in Windows NT and Windows NT 3.5 Operating Systems. Because Windows NT series OS are obsolete, cacls.exe file is now a depreciated command line editor. It is a Windows core file and is located in c:\windows by default. Malware programers write malicious programs and use the name cacl.exe to spread viruses via internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to find if your computer is affected by cacls.exe malware?

First thing you should do to check the legitimacy of cacls.exe is by checking its location in your computer.

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: Right click on cacls.exe to check the file location. if it is located at a different address than that of c:/windows, it's most likely a malware and should be immediately removed using an antivirus software.

How to remove the cacls.exe file from system using Comodo Free Antivirus?

Step l: Download our 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 the cacls.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 05 February 2010 at 12:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b3252e6f109585a1
72616e5f6fd45ca7
a1554ba4
87e7fd743a656c1e
68bcb2010b2773e2
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Vietnam N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable be2016b7dcab4c72
58ba0a41281e4907
138ba708
ab9542f9ccff83ee
3c896e1dc234bb33
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 89acfe11120f9301
27ca84a9e4389a7f
76ab2593
355adf04bdaaef92
c4cf42529c50588d
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 7dec1646d44d05ad
3409340775ff438c
12af770b
927739f824eb2f16
f71747ad362f7a16
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation N/A
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27

Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 July 2008 at 7:03 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 029baa93eab63a77
27b16c2b9df053c7
300871d9
e809fe8990a4f60f
6ea4570de3882e62
No 4.00 4.00 198.20.167.84/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 644b6b89ffe65017
1480431aa82980d4
380ead73
45cc061d9581e52f
008e90e81da2cfd9
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f1a6e1f522426fac
d574f33842735a77
93b02be6
2256bc9746d7d020
dd98f19cdf0cd43a
No 6.3.9600.1
7415
(winblue_r
4.141028-1
500)
6.3.9600.1
7415
41.79.197.24/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable d814ace2076db2e7
6d4c539bd6920d1a
a0ce497f
fb24438f64baf519
8ee7648b51fd3ab0
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States
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