How to Remove “divxsm.exe”

What is divxsm.exe?

divxsm.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as divxsm. It belongs to DivX Plus DirectShow Filters and was developed by DivX. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as divxsm.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove divxsm.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.

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.

3. 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.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 April 2008 at 10:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 DivX Inc. Executable ebf4b9e28011f5f9
7ef64ec480d27213
d295c0fc
1d5d8780fee44ac7
0a723471564c8da3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6, 6, 1, 4 6, 6, 1, 4 United Arab Emirates N/A
2 DivX Inc. Executable 9d2fc7615ed5a269
f1a427f78fbc913a
ce4cdbe8
7602bdf42b6937c7
cf90543c0acff12a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6, 6, 1, 4 6, 6, 1, 4 Russian Federation N/A
3 DivX Inc. Executable 467d74c22bda2805
05eae890adf0beef
aa27c4db
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 6, 6, 1, 4 6, 6, 1, 4 Internal Submission N/A
4 DivX Inc. Executable 97ceceef22ed5bc5
6f8c28ae9bc4405d
3e203cb2
4c89459abadf74cd
eba692cef0d8c9e4
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6, 6, 1, 4 6, 6, 1, 4 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
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22

Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 7:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 DivX Inc. Executable be092669ebd84987
5cd991054c0e288c
51406b17
695816d6c1a4441a
bea65c9d634e7a47
No 6, 6, 1, 4 6, 6, 1, 4 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable ff35ed049ed4ede5
86c3d970c837545d
c25fb52f
a3a32f986a7f2099
b8ee8bcd58c5d55e
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 DivX Inc. Executable fdc1ddcaf096b0fd
0a138c49e69481f5
9e340d31
2ad4199bbc88c6ac
3d15be27369d63b4
No 6, 6, 1, 4 6, 6, 1, 4 10.224.1.65/32
4 N/A Executable 9a54edaac0a94be5
c37d1a76041c20dc
9b46c772
3c3ca00d6ad69674
3a50ac5807940611
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.60/32
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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