How to Remove “change.exe”

What is change.exe?

change.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Remote Desktop Service Change Utility. It belongs to Windows Operating System and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as change.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with change.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • change.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the change.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with change.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing change.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo 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.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 October 2011 at 10:04 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 H+BEDV Datentechnik GmbH Executable 2c9149837231c77d
5905a7a55301c718
40b0eb2b
8185f673df6777b7
4161ee9a730f91e4
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.28.00.02 6.28.00.02 Internal Submission N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 98450b7ee2d7a39a
f569dbbacf4f541c
dcaf8099
960ef1646a5ea2c1
09b73acc1da8f1fa
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable aee55a31b1082441
5407eab11bcc0274
a5fc938c
7efd8af44545cce8
461d9323885e4ff8
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Vietnam N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable d11492f0737f1095
92d2144472d50b05
3819eba3
c937b83a4ca83ae7
2a7a0a05a2b83022
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation N/A
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20

Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 February 2011 at 12:27 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 04549201428e6c16
1eba231da299be7c
de540393
659693ea60e03a24
7d68e3ca66d2bc4d
No 3, 3, 8, 1 N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 45c9d018689a191e
4b53cebb4354dba0
79108cd1
9c19fc21a10240b4
71143741c69633b6
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32
3 N/A Executable d5915ec59726e872
81f0d37ef27aca99
d787c5c0
1ea340a825a05620
9fe770716547d3d0
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 720f0da55bf77caf
4c88fb0c736e1964
e7bc4e21
aecd0c1fa0503db8
9c50a2699c5da64c
Yes N/A N/A United States
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