How to Remove “dataminer.exe”

What is dataminer.exe?

dataminer.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as dataminer.exe. It was developed by Autodesk, Inc. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as dataminer.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove dataminer.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: 06 November 2010 at 8:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable dcce9dc5f57ee705
fc0d979720c52aac
2e3c02bf
eb09972a795657d1
a41837371dca5c91
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
2 Microsoft Corp. Executable 731742a7c7c930c0
e81769885ec3c5d2
c9cdfd72
5fd31804337ea155
62a052a2641b775b
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No 13, 0,
0000,
23600
1, 0, 0, 1 Poland N/A
3 Microsoft Corp. Executable 060caf75c443b4dd
4fa4c49895ade24b
cf2a8acb
f1331c5f77f88b68
dba04adb6f63659c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14, 0,
0000,
22300
1, 0, 0, 1 Vietnam N/A
4 Microsoft Corp. Executable 7de17ee6f7f91f68
7a84592d2c8b2906
8ee31bcd
b6b61ad69cf9ce63
07bce4ab9847eaa1
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14, 0,
0000,
22300
1, 0, 0, 1 Vietnam N/A
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11

Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 June 2009 at 11:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corp. Executable 23d50bda6eb632dc
1951388c75626eca
58411893
20291ed1f4333857
e579a993e3cf785f
No 14, 0,
0000,
22300
1, 0, 0, 1 France
2 N/A Executable 12de1477918e7759
6e798b16ad3baf8b
c0a5e948
6992101b72e58823
f4fcb409501f9778
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32
3 Microsoft Corp. Executable 190f8c031aebba21
3e7dcddba4daf8b9
3d35fea3
1676799dbb02fa34
a7f3ee36e15c8e43
No 14, 1,
0000,
25300
1, 0, 0, 1 Romania
4 N/A Executable 12de1477918e7759
6e798b16ad3baf8b
c0a5e948
6992101b72e58823
f4fcb409501f9778
No N/A N/A 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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