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 Microsoft Corporation Executable d2d48af3e6f25b83
21b8d24fe13d24fe
de759e5d
2ad11b161adc43c3
9c55cfbb7efebea7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
104.129.18.139/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable bd5ac1209c2af09b
a6710f842d5e58c7
4818417e
96f18e6a0a2fb60e
6c4cd3786991f476
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Nigeria N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f569c066b3751363
b2f5fa501e64a8c6
5912c768
f1aeee20b43286a6
d0ee691112805831
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Nigeria N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable bf61896161682aa5
9c050122de7bcd8f
858e0349
68a6ffeb0203e519
a692fcb4c4354978
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Syrian Arab Republic N/A
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7

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 45c9d018689a191e
4b53cebb4354dba0
79108cd1
9c19fc21a10240b4
71143741c69633b6
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 70e3e3955e7a97b2
5cf554887e59116a
e786e14b
daba70961c281466
4eacb0fab33632a2
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
3 N/A Executable 677ae43bb7bf3731
5de678cacf003c27
3d88cff1
645bc8371528b34c
9954006ce1a3d5cb
Yes N/A N/A 10.100.19.227/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 16b6a58411d514d9
d28dccf6895be694
af03ee6f
df7fa7637a736ee2
0499c3de37a07d0a
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
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