How to Remove “empty.exe”

What is empty.exe?


empty.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Microsoft Flush Working Set Utility.  It is associated with software Microsoft Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Program files\Airy Free AntiSpyware\ by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as empty.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with empty.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with empty.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • empty.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly


Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible empty.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program files\Airy Free AntiSpyware\ perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove empty.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 March 2012 at 7:29 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 43eda54f4d9d4edc
28727a23ba94423e
bdb7ff4f
932d167270c1c490
b108938cc4dc8ba2
Unclassified
Malware
No 22.00.0001 22.00.0001 Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 39433114ad4b6ace
9fb10d66f20340f6
d5e05d18
cfa69fffa2380b2d
1389bca63b939cf6
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 November 2008 at 12:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 3a1b3fd138c91601
96bb415ea3a2d464
0ea07744
c3f31cb1b6548b12
8e580d3eae1225fa
No N/A N/A United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d4ed365c44bec924
6fc1a65a32a77917
92647a10
523d5c39f9d8d237
5c3df68251fa2249
No 5.2.3790.0
built by:
dnsrv_dev(
v-smgum)
5.2.3790.0 10.224.1.117/32
3 N/A Executable 637235c1268fd965
b9b857314221b5c6
a0806d8b
98f19f39bc6cd1d8
13b3595ba9cef582
No 3, 2, 6, 0 N/A China
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable d4ed365c44bec924
6fc1a65a32a77917
92647a10
523d5c39f9d8d237
5c3df68251fa2249
No 5.2.3790.0
built by:
dnsrv_dev(
v-smgum)
5.2.3790.0 Internal Submission
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