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.

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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: 15 August 2017 at 2:40 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Piriform Ltd Executable 8983a49172af9617
8458266f93d65fa1
93eaaef2
ef694b89ad7addb9
a16bb6f26f1efaf7
TrojWare.Win
32.CCleaner.
~A
Yes 5, 33, 00,
6162
5, 33, 00,
6162
United States N/A
2 Piriform Ltd Executable 8983a49172af9617
8458266f93d65fa1
93eaaef2
ef694b89ad7addb9
a16bb6f26f1efaf7
TrojWare.Win
32.CCleaner.
~A
Yes 5, 33, 00,
6162
5, 33, 00,
6162
United Kingdom N/A
3 Piriform Ltd Executable 7e9cfa3cca5000fe
56e4cf5c660f7939
487e531a
d488e4b61c233293
bec2ee09553d3a2f
Backdoor.Win
32.Trojan.CC
Hack.iqwql
Yes 5, 33, 00,
6162
5, 33, 00,
6162
United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 June 2008 at 5:52 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Piriform Ltd Executable 518cedfbc7dcfef2
5e53a64a1e2be7fc
b8e06404
63bb08f1fe94ae88
04bcdc4916d4abcd
Yes 5, 25, 00,
5902
5, 25, 00,
5902
United States
2 Piriform Ltd Executable f1420342e1fe5d3c
43d695ad1ef110c0
eab2967f
816b4925cc73512a
2debf625dabccab6
Yes 4, 17, 00,
4808
4, 17, 00,
4808
198.20.167.84/32
3 Piriform Ltd Executable a5b6d1a38d1a62a9
60ff66f7e0790325
7294a5ec
10f16bae4e236292
a3bfa47b6f100518
Yes 5, 35, 0,
6210
5, 35, 0,
6210
198.20.167.84/32
4 Piriform Ltd Executable a5b6d1a38d1a62a9
60ff66f7e0790325
7294a5ec
10f16bae4e236292
a3bfa47b6f100518
Yes 5, 35, 0,
6210
5, 35, 0,
6210
10.100.19.227/32
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