How to Remove “cv.exe”

What is cv.exe?


Originally developed by TamoSoft, cv.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as  CommView Packet Analyzer  that is associated with software CommView .  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


If your system is affected by cv.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
cv.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 cv.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove cv.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: 23 November 2011 at 8:59 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 TamoSoft Executable f957ad0c955427cd
12427494e512e9c2
ff5ec446
237e941b581040ab
e53a5b2421af6401
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.5.0.732 6.5 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 45061fb90678d4ee
464e5a74af9439e6
6b93334b
aa7ae3cd363f6dce
55cec60f3b0495d6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.00 8.00 Pakistan N/A
3 zbxvYGX Executable 95c5469382bcb053
b564834ffe943dfe
28348f91
2c7a8ff23a377cd8
c5aea7fe398c89a8
Unclassified
Malware
No 9.1.10.6 9.1.10.6 10.224.1.22/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable 0a063ca5f0bda9ea
def9ecc5c15809eb
15d2474b
aecc4b6fa395cc3e
25f7f5a8de188614
Application.
Win32.ClickR
un.A
Yes N/A N/A Italy N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 March 2011 at 5:18 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 43e26af807d8ddc6
3cf67f4570548d4b
7eaeb039
c1f4ff1ffe1858e7
2e2cdbf6163144f8
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable e9163e2fce259660
f2887206a52e585a
8824f9b7
b4e2e06762d52eaf
3c56f76e0751d52b
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 45c5bc9f2be4665e
da3bb1fecd311214
766ca05e
024058541ce3294e
61561ea2ee5075d4
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 8a6744916ad24b53
221c67e5a71fa1db
78472276
18ee4839d1c56910
4e7514c648e1332b
Yes 1.1.0.1 1.1 Internal Submission
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