How to Remove “compare.exe”

What is compare.exe?


Originally developed by Microsoft. compare.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as  compare.exe that is associated with software Microsoft Visual Studio.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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


Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


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

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

You can either choose to remove compare.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: 28 October 2008 at 3:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 909214c98a80371a
4a9b96d2d1fbf81a
b7ff5589
92e06e1fe10e8a1f
4caf6811a8e789a4
Win32.Packer
.B
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 acrid Executable 7340fc9dc12ef523
0ce259db142b34d4
087c45a6
ed5c4035fcf93f68
a7957d9be8224708
Application.
MSIL.Dotdo.A
No 8.7.9.82 8.7.9.82 China N/A
3 N/A Executable 2f6da4fe6533560d
d33ab8ee80ed7fb5
3a586982
eb6332d3ce2a734d
6b432a69f7c27881
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDow
nloader.Agen
t.~d018
No N/A N/A China N/A
4 N/A Executable 2f6da4fe6533560d
d33ab8ee80ed7fb5
3a586982
eb6332d3ce2a734d
6b432a69f7c27881
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDow
nloader.Agen
t.~d018
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
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  • 4 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
23

Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 March 2009 at 9:44 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ImageMagick Studio Executable 002cdf23d2276e3e
30e9c1a02f8422b7
417f4914
1a688aac5bb9ccf7
ebd14b4d84e914d2
No 6.7.6 6.7.6 Russian Federation
2 N/A Executable c8d05a89f0b748c0
a0fd05ff401549d0
b44abc5c
706fda65e23e6aa3
891b84fbaca74a2a
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32
3 N/A Executable 00f841313d119cbf
4f3109eddb6ccfa5
f3456ca5
88c1b68be6f1ea8b
0f5a1c0f78cff7c9
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 ImageMagick Studio Executable 1c7e0359ea70c546
a435695392c90b43
45bb063c
84a55183b2bd89ac
088a560b9a334076
No 6.5.3 6.5.3 United States
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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