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 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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: 17 January 2018 at 5:29 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 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
2 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
3 Piriform Ltd Executable fe8f7cdcebbb714f
b63f030e6b770976
1782a960
7e2eafc809f3831c
d77cd9a7fcfc01f8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2, 5, 0,
555
2, 5, 0,
555
Indonesia N/A
4 Piriform Ltd Executable 4786425091a961b6
137e4472f7eca5f0
f5cf40dc
3891668a528c8b02
b191556a114f1270
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2, 35, 0,
1223
2, 35, 0,
1223
5.108.170.93/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 July 2010 at 7:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Piriform Ltd Executable f29d9a801b3c40bc
d0e78eb767b9ca59
0e7fef62
315fb0b032d22d9e
27bd111a30039d2e
Yes 3, 3, 0,
1366
3, 3, 0,
1366
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 1c852075de96418b
5098e945fd0d2d3c
c94f7abe
2b24f194fc5b6573
97ecb2923a68350e
Yes 5, 03, 00,
5128
5, 03, 00,
5128
10.108.51.116/32
4 Piriform Ltd Executable e342f912f56b130a
a1639ed7040b5ce0
5783fe43
a5b975a596069ba3
753926592bacd75e
Yes 5.43.150.6
520
5.43.150.6
520
United States
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