How to Remove “defrag.exe”

What is defrag.exe?

defrag.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Disk Defragmenter Module. This belongs to the software Windows Disk Defragmenter and was developed by Microsoft. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as defrag.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the defrag.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 defrag.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Windows\System32 files then the system is not affected by defrag.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by defrag.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing defrag.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 defrag.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 23 February 2010 at 4:04 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corp. Executable 6cd4e172cd3d03c4
94892757e3935d2a
e6b129be
f850002c7263e710
096e2cb59aeb6491
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Canada N/A
2 Microsoft Corp. Executable 9b6bac39fdc29e16
1f4a1b749faf586e
35a4eef4
df0196aaa075dd23
afc75bf8731ca1df
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Bangladesh N/A
3 N/A Executable df0a54db87905665
4e46aafa0d0850ca
2b8b35cc
5ea03d2b9fec5c0c
8d927fc4519fdf9d
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 Microsoft Corp. Executable 6431e8951ef50aec
7c7bd3532960e826
96a236e7
a112231aaa4fd0a5
d1fbef253c84e780
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Canada N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 9:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 8436bc4fb4537d32
90b0728c1fbd7bca
377bd67c
5bd65eace1a6f8e6
9debab1d35db5c66
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable d10b668359d2b14c
ad7c3eca739f6562
bfe39d85
e550da8c3b2083d7
054ae1ae7ac86d3f
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 1f21fdff7d4b519a
efb1cd42bf405512
01cd044d
461cbf6884334815
2b347b1331b97495
No N/A N/A Canada
4 N/A Executable 47b1a1bdf752dd8b
0e07d2f7ac38e6c6
a1e05cf9
be5a305148379d16
f65d39d561e21348
No N/A N/A United States
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