How to Remove “ccleaner.exe”

What is ccleaner.exe?

ccleaner.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Piriform Ltd. This process is known as File Clean up Module and it belongs to CCleaner. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with ccleaner.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with ccleaner.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • ccleaner.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible ccleaner.exe malware attack:

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

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 16 February 2018 at 12:49 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Piriform Ltd Executable 6dad2e068b7b8124
935d638cd77893fe
cfadce8b
0f9f3d8aa41e5afe
eeb47cef1a44c9d5
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 25, 0,
1872
3, 25, 0,
1872
Indonesia N/A
2 Piriform Ltd Executable f0ea70472e8591b3
7427cd67b1bb2486
af769ffa
ae61de99643d6b39
6d075abca02c06b4
TrojWare.Win
32.Kryptik.~
GHIE
Yes 5, 32, 00,
6129
5, 32, 00,
6129
United Kingdom N/A
3 Piriform Ltd Executable 4fcd05b21c2871c4
80596c8c82c02d74
0d45c0ac
3d24d80f6fe09e70
4175c40f20458a8d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5, 36, 00,
6278
5, 36, 00,
6278
156.203.59.27/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 1ff4428405c6f1b9
6a0d2eecb32ab873
552dcd9e
663272452f90e29f
0a19306e76af60aa
Backdoor.Win
32.DarkKomet
.GH
No N/A N/A Spain N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 November 2010 at 2:44 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Piriform Ltd Executable b44ab74a1e351c98
a6bd1dceb0421d47
371396f2
171b075462a3a3e6
c52a54fa5d4ae344
Yes 5.44.164.6
577
5.44.164.6
577
United States
2 Piriform Ltd Executable e342f912f56b130a
a1639ed7040b5ce0
5783fe43
a5b975a596069ba3
753926592bacd75e
Yes 5.43.150.6
520
5.43.150.6
520
10.108.51.216/32
3 Piriform Ltd Executable 6f1538e24e39411a
915077840c42c23c
c734159c
3a6159f8c9fe7fea
c3cc654f0f480102
Yes 5.44.162.6
575
5.44.162.6
575
United States
4 Piriform Ltd Executable 6f1538e24e39411a
915077840c42c23c
c734159c
3a6159f8c9fe7fea
c3cc654f0f480102
Yes 5.44.162.6
575
5.44.162.6
575
10.108.51.216/32
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