How to Remove “compose.exe”

What is compose.exe?

compose.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team. It is known as GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In and it belongs to GNU Image Manipulation Program. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files.

The virus is created by malware authors and is named after compose.exe file.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with compose.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with compose.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • compose.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible compose.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove compose.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

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Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove compose.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 10 January 2012 at 12:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable bb79f0eac5b2c4b5
456a2785b0ee696f
570bf6ad
808f82160f53e11d
e4c1d29145b5118f
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable eac2bc5e620a8350
e32322d2c80c3470
adfeb170
f9e52b8c23248c8b
4156f742d40a88ad
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
3 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 9c58a197fe9ccc48
3e2cf3c85559026d
dae52568
b678786bd8081dde
47f2391f6b3c4319
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.8.10.0 2.8.10 Poland N/A
4 N/A Executable 2be6fcc13c3b08f4
b83676b080b8c789
285e9ea8
b252b475fcf9070e
59f22e7daa07aaed
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.21/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 January 2009 at 11:26 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable cd5ec72352d3905a
8ec385f3a8c9c420
45ffb5eb
a0e301e671ec67d2
eb1b7659d571cad5
Yes 2.8.14.0 2.8.14 Poland
2 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 849038803df6f893
aacbaa115e5312b8
c528107c
66ff1749a49795e9
aec7afc10e514dc1
Yes 2.8.20.0 2.8.20 10.224.1.62/32
3 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable b44daa4468aa401f
7d8d7f514850141f
6558d6bf
d7961f4f683bb561
e505340abf5c13a9
No 2.8.0.0 2.8.0 Internal Submission
4 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable e0401576b91701be
4109104bf18659a8
7c6aad4e
b5997649a1143fe0
1458663705eaf557
Yes 2.8.16.0 2.8.16 10.224.1.53/32
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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