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.

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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: 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 N/A Executable fb8fd5b456fd00e7
3787902ef06f34bb
142f4974
b099a6d842c3b0c9
d4dfaccc7edebc66
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.0.0.0 2.0.0.0 United States N/A
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32

Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 May 2011 at 4:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Piriform Ltd Executable 1075580af9957dcf
6652485671dc3b7a
e3c3307b
2954a8e9e00e3ab7
86c9ba6c8c1c819d
Yes 5.37.92.63
09
5.37.92.63
09
198.20.167.84/32
2 Piriform Ltd Executable 93ed3b961124c6ef
a69034466f633c52
4a45c6a0
84d5845a814d3b96
74bb20f9a74909fa
Yes 5.38.99.63
57
5.38.99.63
57
United States
3 Piriform Ltd Executable 9e23424cf41bba20
ec61915842a5128b
c578d5ba
c2c9e42d6c51e99c
1bab44f108e8851c
Yes 5, 22, 00,
5724
5, 22, 00,
5724
United States
4 Piriform Ltd Executable 1d1d0eb83d19138c
9f159a83151b9b2a
6171e405
e5550587cc154e80
5433dfc99ce7937e
Yes 5, 30, 00,
6065
5, 30, 00,
6065
United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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