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 2: Check the option “Do not detect new networks again” when the Comodo Internet Security firewall activates.

Step 3: After the process of network detection is finished, click “Close” button.

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: 17 April 2011 at 5:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6c31fd7a8e7a78ba
f35a642e526e5df7
f81f9b83
80bbd754bf0c16ab
aebf373bc8ac9f5c
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2a31021841a1899f
b1b747c3d1734b00
327045d7
7e080ddf71a8929c
94b7f60d836a9a44
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1999.04.12 7.00.694 Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 582e8f91f89310a5
32ff42e08a6ca33a
d837c680
5cf564d733db540a
23597e025c0b2866
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 Indonesia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 93078b0a649f26ba
2db45cbad197b852
8fba70f1
20a0a4120bff0a3d
d9fa00a3e1326de9
Virus.Win32.
Bototer.A
No 2000.080.0
194.00
8.00.194 Indonesia 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 Microsoft Corporation Executable ed8a4e4a5b1f0c3b
9a63b8c46a401a7b
c9f721d3
39a24216dec424bc
f9116fbeca7bd4ff
Yes 2005.090.4
035.00
9.00.4035.
00
10.108.51.116/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ac3414971363ffe2
fd0ed97a37ffd7c7
a38bfdf3
6d884c57c23b6d4a
f2d0453f33eda326
Yes 2011.0110.
2100.060
((SQL11_RT
M).120210-
1917 )
11.0.2100.
60
198.20.167.84/32
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 Microsoft Corporation Executable ed8a4e4a5b1f0c3b
9a63b8c46a401a7b
c9f721d3
39a24216dec424bc
f9116fbeca7bd4ff
Yes 2005.090.4
035.00
9.00.4035.
00
10.100.19.19/32
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