How to Remove “diffraction.exe”

What is diffraction.exe?

Originally developed by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Developement Team, diffraction.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In and it belongs to GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove diffraction.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:

  • Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.
After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  1. Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  2. Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  3. 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.

  • 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.

  • Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 10 January 2012 at 12:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable e40e4bf3f150b52e
8ce1ca9c5c765b8a
623e3e0e
be26e7f98e41e76f
ae3e33c40641cfdb
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable e9304c49fcb0c2f9
37ab49e319bbbf97
95973a97
b1d04ac16b0260c9
5f6660acba17d9c8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.8.14.0 2.8.14 Indonesia N/A
3 N/A Executable 5dba733ec4143fd6
069d0aaa81d99802
a949e831
685d54f3381a1679
7621f9b60d7ece66
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable f3ee1e098e63e75a
74668b89faa8cfcb
d4e0e3e1
81ccae9eccad4833
95cb405eaf428033
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A 159.205.104.43/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 June 2008 at 3:35 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 36bbbe3ffe03247c
0c42ca93f503ab77
815edbbd
c89e9e2a8ccc6468
9300d40dec66726b
Yes 2.8.8.0 2.8.8 10.224.1.53/32
2 N/A Executable c47bf0263c1af241
843ae244153764a3
3422c9c0
c0d7c7db9990c532
434d69c6968bc3c1
Yes N/A N/A 10.224.1.54/32
3 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable c9e1f2376f855900
fb212dc751930836
a8534df2
3f6aa1d38b973f46
1b2c0472a1a8dc67
Yes 2.8.0.0 2.8.0 10.224.1.58/32
4 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 8389bd09f27f3964
89f74fd4c48af0a8
29066857
6b3b071518606150
627c643e4ec1412d
Yes 2.8.10.0 2.8.10 Belgium
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