How to Remove “clip.exe”

What is clip.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, clip.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as clip.exe and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is located in C:\Windows by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • clip.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:\Windows, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove clip.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: 12 January 2012 at 7:30 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 67aa6c1a47d6753b
1d42a678e80e7a7b
ee588039
d23659e9ba6246e1
2f6082d632f9e695
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.naf
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cf3d1b747af5e5ea
162ffd2bfe8c9c94
37967309
3c80672947c0d6d4
56b914d0ad9c522e
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.isn
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Canada N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4511fd810bb4556c
65c3a37a6890dcfa
ad816019
1c9d6127eaff3fff
e7d4dea038d5eb1b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Anonymous Proxy N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 72539cd0c6158e5a
cec7c4f86cd774d9
56dc561b
879430a30f7a76a6
869d64d5cff8e4a3
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Australia N/A
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25

Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2009 at 11:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ReactOS Development Team Executable d6e732bfc43b191b
731ff5106fd2cf1f
fddb63e7
4f7217080be742b8
2a4c820cd3b1f7fd
No 0.4.7 0.4.7 Romania
2 ReactOS Development Team Executable 53d1534bcb7b0220
527b258574762df2
9f9792e6
d79e54bc175576c3
22d9bcb82989ed39
No 0.4.8 0.4.8 10.108.51.194/32
3 Microsoft Executable a69ea3afe059bdf4
dfb845dfe9fdbea2
ee315fd3
f736550edf199640
754ba7a70111eb26
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 7324ed62a304c28a
a0054c17cb5480dc
590b39fb
07a5d797cd5a416d
d54e8fbb41aeaf7b
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.61/32
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