How to Remove “connect.exe”

What is connect.exe?

connect.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Sametime Connect Application. It belongs to software Sametime Connect  and was developed by Lotus Development.  It is commonly stored in C:\Program files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as connect.exe  to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with connect.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the connect.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the connect.exe  and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program files files then the system is not affected by connect.exe , if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by connect.exe  malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing connect.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Comodo Antivirus.

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

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 July 2018 at 10:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable fd80dc5b1c799c9c
a7df4da4e3131630
b46428aa
d96f18a128434194
07dfa725e9c35a37
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 Belkin International, Inc. Executable b0226e3528016f81
f7d0975e79eb95cd
4c99e927
d6ab13378bed3117
95dda03e5c29b859
TrojWare.Win
32.Detrahere
.A
No 2.2.0 2.2.0 United States N/A
3 Belkin International, Inc. Executable c6e91e14cbe7757e
8a5b6716368bbf98
2d92304d
69c56de9fac1f1c4
889a845dea87dd44
TrojWare.Win
32.Detrahere
.A
No 2.1.0 2.1.0 United States N/A
4 Belkin International, Inc. Executable 0926d3ad9fd8de94
72566c5375f2138a
50426e77
0402009c5e67afd4
3ed589098d7220ab
TrojWare.Win
32.Detrahere
.A
No 2.2.0 2.2.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 December 2010 at 8:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 1db4b46209bf88b3
7ebf572d2bca806f
cc890b9c
c38dec72db5bd17a
5940a27da259fcc2
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.116/32
2 N/A Non-executable 9f0fbc3ed1196cf8
ee57d80c0e626105
3f74f415
0f0bf9b230ac2621
258ae717a963dfba
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.235/32
3 N/A Executable 1db4b46209bf88b3
7ebf572d2bca806f
cc890b9c
c38dec72db5bd17a
5940a27da259fcc2
No N/A N/A United States
4 Belkin International, Inc. Executable ba32e0deca4619a2
fd93d55058179d57
5e634c08
88a6c863355b2e71
b95b06de6dbeec0a
Yes 2.2.0 2.2.0 10.108.51.116/32
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