How to Remove “cdgrab.exe”

What is cdgrab.exe?

cdgrab.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as dBpoweramp CD Ripper. It belongs to dBpowerapm, developed by Illustrate, Inc. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as cdgrab.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove cdgrab.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: 08 February 2010 at 12:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Illustrate Executable ea86dbdb3a1afabf
305ec7c7bc044c3f
92ef8941
8b579393304d9eda
83c915deaa0ef042
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Polip.A
No 12, 2, 0,
4
12, 2, 0,
4
India N/A
2 Illustrate Executable 204e90854c9d4263
2bf32af65dbcf081
a68e7db9
e2e176f802bf9c08
427a71091a9177bb
Virus.Win32.
Virut.BV
No 4, 0, 0,
28
4, 0, 0,
28
Italy N/A
3 Illustrate Executable c6f7717531844aa0
541989f2940b9e0f
8d3c5019
0f915a15e6bd1a9d
801deba37b8c1161
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 0, 0,
53
4, 0, 0,
53
Romania N/A
4 Illustrate Executable cce11ec9c2c7f626
92d60aff8087894b
cc743225
b6496ad96b08829d
51e950bd1d4059a7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 2, 1, 2 4, 2, 1, 2 Russian Federation N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
48

Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 August 2008 at 4:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Illustrate Executable a96a687ebddec710
c6cc16b7e838e051
c38c80c3
7cdc760862385a0b
01b34298d6c21628
No 13, 2, 0,
0
13, 2, 0,
0
Internal Submission
2 Illustrate Executable c75c1deb046997bb
9ba2cd3a837ffc31
909fbc41
6b7ef20c5c064e17
fa2e6b16e87a6b8e
No 4, 0, 0,
33
4, 0, 0,
33
Germany
3 Illustrate Executable a96a687ebddec710
c6cc16b7e838e051
c38c80c3
7cdc760862385a0b
01b34298d6c21628
No 13, 2, 0,
0
13, 2, 0,
0
Finland
4 Illustrate Executable 1ddbc7469f775467
cfd06cd112e77d98
4c41363f
23c4250884a69dea
fe306573bb064784
No 13, 5, 0,
0
13, 5, 0,
0
Internal Submission
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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