How to Remove “distrib.exe”

What is distrib.exe?

distrib.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as SQL Server Replication Distribution Agent and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of distrib.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • 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 distrib.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, 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 distrib.exe malware?

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Step 4: Restart your PC.

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Step 7: If the system is infected with distrib.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 February 2018 at 6:20 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 707cee8d6aad6d2d
d677cc13cb1b62bc
b0ddec51
9f94eafba84b3a46
482eb6818076fced
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable a5c748435e13d275
7d69699fa5ec83af
e26f4e87
79426412f206603b
95f181d5935f832f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 103.107.123.1/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 January 2009 at 9:15 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 179fce9637c501fd
2c37544153562269
87a602d1
768272d777b804da
a54c2d9841414ee8
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.96/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3564b44732e5d447
046013e51d61307d
8cd4a69c
7544b6ed6c238349
07832290f9d447d3
Yes 2015.0130.
1601.05
((SQL16_RT
M).160429-
2226)
13.0.1601.
5
India
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d2e73e8b0e4fe962
0d34098da2de79f1
6ccebf4e
aa6d578343ec3ad6
3f09256696c0adf8
Yes 2005.090.5
000.00
9.00.5000.
00
10.0.17.131/32
4 N/A Non-executable 14ced7cf517d2818
d260152a26148274
a31a91fa
d65bf256d1d21d6a
23dcab48d433fa1e
No N/A N/A 198.20.167.84/32
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