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.

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

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Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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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: 20 October 2011 at 7:24 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c78ace3c2bd056aa
620d7fd34ab51728
d79ea542
a216c1ba992d712e
c729537b7d322cff
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.2.3668.0 5.2.3668.0 Canada N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 737bfa6e315d8018
c9298be35cf313bf
0636448f
c662777aa34deda4
e5880eda2fed45f0
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.2.3668.0 5.2.3668.0 Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 383fd27523beb92a
75406a7734049c8c
28a2cdd3
79ab1c22031729ef
302475733fec50ce
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.2.3668.0 5.2.3668.0 Zambia N/A
4 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
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13

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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e843cc13f241776
eb27e30312c4ebcb
a27ee8ab
ac9fa2ba34225342
a8897930503ae12f
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
2 ReactOS Development Team Executable fd81fc7ae82d0b5c
37e45a11a901293e
ba203bc1
5a3dff2ecf3de979
ede669a5ba206dfa
No 0.4.8 0.4.8 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ee13e7b01e8dbcc5
033a2b42f1b9b9d7
bff9fc97
bb4910de8b6c5e30
df39ec97308d44ba
No 5.2.3668.0 5.2.3668.0 Internal Submission
4 ReactOS Development Team Executable e3305b02c4d2dc3f
82c8d1f009890498
a517e790
dd969675a1b2f750
e26e9162fe17b708
No 0.4.9 0.4.9 10.108.51.116/32
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