How to Remove “control.exe”

What is control.exe?

control.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Sandboxie Control. It belongs to software Sandboxie and developed by Microsoft. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as control.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the control.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 control.exe  and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files files then the system is not affected by control.exe , if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by control.exe  malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing control.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 our award-winning Comodo Free 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 control.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 23 February 2013 at 7:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a4fb946c89c53e79
d9bfa969055f6477
f91a3c11
58b83ee5b3e07abe
a4da96afdad12110
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Egypt N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b71ccb0d63dafea0
f6b4a0b5f89cf518
3e21a0fb
810e0f57e041e595
9c5f97c412efbdf9
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Zimbabwe N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 70827e49e17b2acc
e35e08ef2aae61c0
9758629c
b1b8164852c5d18a
d2586594da0d74ed
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 10.0.16299
.15
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16299
.15
Nepal N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9da0417aca5f81f1
9ef7aff4481db8b2
38fb88fa
9e9669d7989de61e
651c82429de535e7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
196.64.123.196/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 January 2009 at 8:24 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ReactOS Development Team Executable 965698f20b7b5c92
824207e924b37db4
6485a567
1c9b2b9d93d2858e
3f75272788b496a5
No 0.4.7 0.4.7 Romania
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 774f329118d165a2
ccd926d4481c0719
15250cc3
9130377f87a2153f
eab900a00ea1ebff
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States
3 N/A Executable 22dfc0e552bb2374
35c29988c0fa26fe
c3c9eeb0
65d2a6d0da1effba
8f3c5d7a025acd9b
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 48bf36e4a3f06357
95d873620347b3b4
ff290143
aecb7818d3bca12e
d4018f9d9e1e9d99
No N/A N/A United States
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