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: 20 May 2018 at 10:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corp. Executable 449f60513ecb2981
ced1224a2edb8255
2b826c7c
4a17fc0b5e1bc5fc
7834db6225b4ee51
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corp. Executable 501a8999f26c7b11
067ca591376b8772
0d6fcc2f
aed2e193224efc9d
2f9b6920cab2a05b
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.211.61.174/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corp. and Executive Software International, Inc. Executable b391825ec9ef8c09
c688fba03f685ebd
facc2f60
222a7d87720aef27
64ab2ed803cff72a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
5.227.233.194/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corp. Executable 55e5c3c7f3942e22
344576aeb7d1b68a
fe7cb8d5
1beffca2ca969c99
8567df9356990b17
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
169.159.101.194/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 July 2009 at 11:21 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 47b1a1bdf752dd8b
0e07d2f7ac38e6c6
a1e05cf9
be5a305148379d16
f65d39d561e21348
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.96/32
2 N/A Executable 1f21fdff7d4b519a
efb1cd42bf405512
01cd044d
461cbf6884334815
2b347b1331b97495
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.96/32
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