How to Remove “distribtransaction.exe”

What is distribtransaction.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, distribtransaction.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as distribtransaction and it belongs to Microsoft QuickStart Tutorials. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • If your system is affected by distribtransaction.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
  • distribtransaction.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:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove distribtransaction.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove distribtransaction.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:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

3. The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 

4. 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.

5. Click 'Next' to view the results.

6. 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.

7. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 October 2008 at 10:03 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 17dc39dfa78d006e
5583cbdcc91289dc
0702a87f
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d290e1bbc1fd8f26
e7325c0d7eb9204b
5f15b7a3
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 India N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f192a5bb56386cb3
39550857d4b66146
90432db3
4c0e80a76ad134ff
d6117c90519a26cb
Win32.Kashu.
B
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 March 2009 at 8:01 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 6717dfedf526af3b
dc8c8dd7786c3aee
3988ee9b
2fc720c0b840f565
2de7890847e1fde6
No N/A N/A United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 757764f2bbbfe1e7
609a77dfcb4661c5
0a3853af
16eb268858f0f36f
b5618882e098aeda
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 26ee47cdb94d4472
adff7a40f48a7647
7a300054
54d898e82793c23a
1b75305d490c751c
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 6717dfedf526af3b
dc8c8dd7786c3aee
3988ee9b
2fc720c0b840f565
2de7890847e1fde6
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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