How to Remove “connector.exe”

What is connector.exe?

Originally developed by CycloneMedia, connector.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Connector and it belongs to Cyclone. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove connector.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: 01 April 2008 at 1:35 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 85c8053fab95416d
6c65846f8c4ba92c
79c84fb2
a7f36cf2ada73ff6
bac6ed826bfb62b9
TrojWare.Win
32.Banker.~A
D
No N/A N/A Portugal N/A
2 N/A Executable e24b945dc71ef4b5
7865e25b9e9f1aa7
b85c705e
5fe73348886d73a2
3d24369efcd6e58f
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 0f505675c71aeb7e
6d39a25d7fe566b6
9b144ed9
b07ebaccaea6ed30
6cd91be68ad70236
Packed.Win32
.MPEC.Gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable e29dc4e73e3d5c5d
470edb4af65295b0
ef9d807b
b3a744ce8ac358cc
15e1920f319751eb
TrojWare.Win
32.Banker.~A
D
No N/A N/A United States N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
40

Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 October 2009 at 1:25 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 67d56b7cb4cb8f45
394ed428f17b876e
1bb8eae3
e5272ca4d59136a9
ef4d31db39259680
No 3, 3, 8, 0 N/A Internal Submission
2 Polycarpus Executable cb9e0ea43ac34ffa
597d643d8d6123bd
59fdf361
6b1256c0fe503839
e180321e5405e6e3
No 2.6.5.0 2.6.5.0 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable df9c674f800d83a8
2aba8ee66e5c6cb8
b95d6f4f
6f70604976aaf8a9
d57762966da1c955
No 0.2.23.0 1.0.0.0 United States
4 Polycarpus Executable 33bd7105565f21d9
58007e7d56d31300
c5534fbd
07d5cb1319420fa6
29d2713558e44924
No 2.5.3.0 2.5.3.0 Internal Submission
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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