How to Remove “ccdist.exe”

What is ccdist.exe?

ccdist.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor and it belongs to Microsoft Plus for Windows. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of ccdist.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • ccdist.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 ccdist.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove ccdist.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.

3. 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.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 09 March 2010 at 7:47 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.70.1140 4.70.1140 Internal Submission N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f028b8430de4425f
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 4.70.1140 4.70.1140 Portugal N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f390aff8e19ce293
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 4.70.1140 4.70.1140 Portugal N/A
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.70.1140 4.70.1140 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 April 2009 at 1:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 675db28e40cbbb01
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64409387
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No 4.70.1140 4.70.1140 Turkey
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 675db28e40cbbb01
d97432d43d9ac31a
64409387
d9602f1fafe860ff
1ef20f345427afdf
No 4.70.1140 4.70.1140 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 675db28e40cbbb01
d97432d43d9ac31a
64409387
d9602f1fafe860ff
1ef20f345427afdf
No 4.70.1140 4.70.1140 United Kingdom
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 675db28e40cbbb01
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64409387
d9602f1fafe860ff
1ef20f345427afdf
No 4.70.1140 4.70.1140 10.224.1.115/32
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