How to Remove “dfrgfat.exe”

What is dfrgfat.exe?

dfrgfat.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Disk Defragmenter FAT File System Module and it belongs to Windows Disk Defragmenter. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of dfrgfat.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with dfrgfat.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with dfrgfat.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • dfrgfat.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible dfrgfat.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove dfrgfat.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2010 at 2:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 8264ed73c1b27dda
e81c957223db5a11
9686266e
ed4c007b554387bb
4340f9ac92624a2d
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
2 Microsoft Corp. and Executive Software International, Inc. Executable fed422d2ae0f238f
0f62f71f2cdd60eb
c9289068
0001755220018f63
4a91a7d543a1ecf3
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corp. and Executive Software International, Inc. Executable 3540dce5d5a14e16
a821ad323e72d0dd
15269966
7eccc25bb92240b8
f152f79917ed3861
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
156.220.126.105/32 N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт и Executive Software International, Inc. Executable bfb308e2d584f403
995343f09e943e6b
8a9bed1b
9dc1e3bafb1627fa
f93f91bfa60c2f93
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.nw
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
37.204.139.89/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 August 2008 at 1:02 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corp. and Executive Software International, Inc. Executable c37353296030fe00
242323d62d67570d
3bcb315f
5d60d5fc841f5061
1ea9e5970943a770
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
2 Корпорация Майкрософт и Executive Software International, Inc. Executable 6e96d773f7807450
572608b8f7f16361
9f67606d
a72dcb29cf1b3188
03dde3ec71446d2b
No 5.1.2600.1
106
(xpsp1.020
828-1920)
5.1.2600.1
106
10.100.130.247/32
3 Microsoft Corp. and Executive Software International, Inc. Executable 39f568e2f032b479
dfd01669aa46e4b6
ffc672d6
019ba8407aefef22
d72adb00ffb7c163
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.1.115/32
4 Executive Software International, Inc. Executable e1ee7bfc5e9ef881
9fcaff408c39a1f3
c7cbb638
e4f82535e4313755
9e57b7aeba0649b0
No 9.0.529.0 9.0.529.0 United States
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