How to Remove “chmview.exe”

What is chmview.exe?

Originally developed by Yo-Dizign, chmview.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Utility for Viewing CHM files and it belongs to Utility for Viewing CHM files. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

chmview.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after chmview.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by chmview.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • chmview.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove chmview.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove chmview.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 December 2011 at 8:21 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Yo-Dizign Executable 96b897bb47abdad9
fadbc26cacf4b2ce
387d47a4
9719b07b0f5291a9
f93d5e7203d66b49
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 0.2 0.2 Ukraine N/A
2 Yo-Dizign Executable 8e824c1cc0857947
8670ebfb14f7ac65
48416d2b
93d7368d47dc2136
18b3755dfb1e6543
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 0.2 0.2 Ukraine N/A
3 Yo-Dizign Executable 19b5928ee3c11925
781053a1d6ea77a2
b6272b1b
8822fe5ea39ac534
1519695ed5856430
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 0.2 0.2 Russian Federation N/A
4 Hobo Executable 301f93c97eda4d3c
7660a2e12cd130d0
9251dd02
aef5b02eaa991003
242cc62f8298dc8d
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 0.1 beta 0.1 beta 128.75.161.145/32 N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
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17

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 December 2008 at 3:42 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Paragon Software GmbH Executable a978a83f8c0e45c2
f3fa1feefc6a04f3
c83307e3
93b7d13ead43c700
b658003be07a4f64
Yes N/A 16.18.1 United States
2 Yo-Dizign Executable 71eee8fc0b7dad22
0f7257e573558bc1
5cffd441
b28b8d060f35474e
e8797be014debd5b
No 0.2 0.2 Internal Submission
3 Hobo Executable ac8e0310c76bd1e2
f5e80feaffce7343
b2ed60c5
b753f76328d29889
d66ed2bb4de58991
No 0.1 beta 0.1 beta United States
4 Yo-Dizign Executable dd5727e61cb043d0
c2970e9be28521a6
d6d3a43e
c05e679d7963c002
2912aad2ddc48048
No 0.2 0.2 198.20.167.84/32
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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