How to Remove “conf.exe”

What is conf.exe?

conf.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as conf.exe. It belongs to Windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as conf.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • conf.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\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove conf.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: 19 January 2011 at 11:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d96d8be8ca68bfce
e23e59a558735aee
8c2c505d
47315865ca716889
7d9db4b3632961b1
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b4
No 5.1.2600.5
512
3.01 Tunisia N/A
2 N/A Executable 15a7f648fd765275
b0e0a97dd561b30f
2e16f4be
0943fcd2f1dfb8f2
b3fb56c242069890
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ddf49a82684a2a6b
d1b12bcd71277695
99933cbd
87456e7682c7be6e
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
3.01 Egypt N/A
4 N/A Executable 650ca9add7516cf6
a2f49810cb86071b
9b4bf277
e7767b260d043f9e
c0c522a64e720ece
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 August 2009 at 7:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8ad2fb466f7c93e0
59ec034101d6573b
6062725f
0999715cd8674c87
9eef6813d445011f
No 4.4.3385 3.01 10.108.55.52/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6c2ffa284261f2db
e9a8a0a1b5fd741f
aebfa4b8
2686f51ae31e51f8
83930507cac6c14d
No 4.4.3396 3.01 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 90ea1fb84a8ad48a
728f6a7040bb21ba
aaab98b8
3ef6d723e8a8547c
1bbdf25d8f8d5998
No 4.4.3388 3.01 10.0.17.149/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e4a444fc9db89039
3882cdc5da2128bc
87afdb06
4e8f288d014dd71f
2b97c30ce97a656f
No 5.1.2600.5
512
3.01 United States
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