How to Remove “cmain.exe”

What is cmain.exe?

Originally developed by COMODO, cmain.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Comodo antivirus Application and it belongs to Comodo Antivirus. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • cmain.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 cmain.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove cmain.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: 03 April 2008 at 3:56 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 COMODO Executable 710276a14eccb8ef
84cbb53502be60b4
d1a3e445
N/A Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.12.42 2.0.12.47 Russian Federation N/A
2 COMODO Executable c3e14f010999aaf9
79ac5d517278f33a
d9c87e1f
5cbf84f382d4a1a8
aded99262e7733b9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.12.42 2.0.12.47 India N/A
3 COMODO Executable 65f6de06638e2ed2
2bb9d29992c077db
a8dd5150
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 2.0.12.42 2.0.12.47 United States N/A
4 COMODO Executable 9097cf9ae9585cfd
803b9ca07a50c861
afdce15b
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.AV
No 2.0.12.42 2.0.12.47 Portugal N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 10:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 COMODO Executable 3baa1f23c7c141ca
2f3226b421b64a64
f9eadcc0
N/A No 2.0.12.42 2.0.12.47 India
2 N/A Executable a7c2b87a03550cf2
e74f8a19de1a51a2
097fc211
N/A No N/A N/A Taiwan
3 COMODO Executable 85cdb5b5f3aa0b51
437b4c3804d3fc01
b3c53a04
a0c89af00a9b2793
e85d683318e3ce02
No 2.0.12.42 2.0.12.47 Hungary
4 COMODO Executable 7751672022d76f37
c4d48b7c4f126355
04a3664c
N/A No 2.0.12.42 2.0.12.47 Thailand
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