How to Remove “charmap.exe”

What is charmap.exe?

charmap.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Windows Character Map Application File. It belongs to windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS


How to determine if your computer is infected with charmap.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with charmap.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • charmap.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 charmap.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:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 29 May 2010 at 9:14 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 383fd27523beb92a
75406a7734049c8c
28a2cdd3
79ab1c22031729ef
302475733fec50ce
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.2.3668.0 5.2.3668.0 Zambia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9ef72d9ebcaff408
453a45ac523f1623
ece91805
d866d25c9bc12fad
012e3f75cd18cf08
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Turkey N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f967950461cf448a
26fd2d988fbd91b5
df052c0c
111106211d007b0a
3598219d1f4dea88
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.Q
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Brazil N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b2b28d4aa8152803
da10e1009f14e13a
54db278b
c6438fc899a32602
99f2c9f6a7ec2ead
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Germany N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 June 2008 at 4:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Анатолий Григоренко. ©TNR Programming 2007. Executable 26f29f4d4d1979cc
2e63211c164a3b22
a219441a
17fede8e706b7867
42c817e6d9649379
No 2.01.0045 2.01.0045 10.224.1.116/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c6e1ff5d4720d344
da996c128f987ce6
4354e584
b4c2ce57f51b9f62
956d256eb68973ed
No 5.2.3668.0 5.2.3668.0 10.224.1.116/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 74b191fb696e1712
c4d669530af49591
8daa8042
d2d7b6149637980d
0e31fc2c5e9ec186
No 4.00.951 4.00.950 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e843cc13f241776
eb27e30312c4ebcb
a27ee8ab
ac9fa2ba34225342
a8897930503ae12f
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
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