How to Remove “displace.exe”

What is displace.exe?

displace.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Developem. This process is known as GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In and it belongs to GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is commonly stored in C:\Program files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of displace.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by displace.exe ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt exefiles causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the displace.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from displace.exe malware?

Ideally, replacing the existing displace.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 Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, 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 displace.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 January 2013 at 9:43 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable f099b1ea58f8d1a5
c703472e4bead725
ab553dad
43ad74ede2b67e21
93119f3766004b3d
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable b63396bccced8055
20c4a3e8a9da7f85
0fcd1173
6b6c0b7f20b839d5
104c1efa72fc4761
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 November 2008 at 11:01 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 1aeff3e724c4cf8e
233bfceedaf668b5
8249028c
7968aee0cf36b8d8
74f328ae36f4b479
Yes 2.8.2.0 2.8.2 Slovakia
2 N/A Executable dd056ad190bb99c5
2d5c8cbba564b680
c21d3612
d27a3bccacd998f5
5d58e5ef44a204b2
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 5a0ce29225b7e628
2fc1ac0efd715a8b
34a2c764
523ce13caf7486c3
6a42d007a352ee24
Yes N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32
4 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 2c0d286dd96e73c8
c4315bc1ca3b2033
566330bb
83bf9a266c179c14
56b61ac4ad77540d
Yes 2.8.6.0 2.8.6 Germany
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