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: 17 March 2011 at 4:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable da1269018159a5de
6b2399320b3dc209
8ca690da
bab52de1f87d3b4a
ed5ef61e71809881
TrojWare.Win
32.Fujacks.~
A
No 1.0.0.0 N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 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
3 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
4 N/A Executable d6c3dd07a3d03094
8cd97d21644a4397
846ca49d
4d798a50d30ae6ab
e9d2688946d3ebc3
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Pincher
.~d002
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
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36

Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 June 2008 at 2:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable aa93e7896ade23ef
fdd35cd6ae45f086
c1adf56f
4c42cdf8b7cc00ad
d1a1645f1500c3dc
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Russian Federation
2 N/A Executable d4968e38b2cb94f3
81f516b351ae68c3
8d4eac54
f0f87b4abc2ed183
7b74c5f2da37f66e
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 45c9d018689a191e
4b53cebb4354dba0
79108cd1
9c19fc21a10240b4
71143741c69633b6
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32
4 N/A Executable 1cc18c7f3311a238
e1b541dcc52263ea
16efe026
3c451135da19411c
1e9986ab2a107df6
No N/A N/A United States
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