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
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 072d51172a5341ce
8041f976d5c795a1
40357549
ee97beca0bb324cb
69bd0182015ba572
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.CG
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Europe N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable a97983fa04ed107f
17ee5cdadf5305a4
0458e2f4
cb7d0fc270969e31
54bb2c6caeb701c2
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.SR
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
154.66.61.74/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d9d6df488cf1e5ad
638ecb8291a31db8
157f1868
8dfe3833f41945f1
c401bf2ffc0f36fd
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 92d81aea9f918efc
539c7928cd3dc2c6
5cfd0e49
f336164b44913d90
561861b15cefd98c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Lao People's Democratic Republic N/A
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18

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 N/A Executable 7324ed62a304c28a
a0054c17cb5480dc
590b39fb
07a5d797cd5a416d
d54e8fbb41aeaf7b
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable bedf9af5a5b81296
69bfb9b9fb3b78e3
c2847eb0
e6f7bd9d33e5f722
706f22df0670713d
No 5.0.2195.0 5.0.2195.0 United States
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