How to Remove “errlook.exe”

What is errlook.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft, errlook.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as
ERRLOOK MFC Application that is associated with Microsoft Visual Studio 10 software.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


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

  • errlook.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:\Program Files you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove errlook.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: 28 April 2009 at 4:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 8d3b85b41d884605
f5a5699d9c5934f4
5ddcbb93
e4c5c573876f470e
3d77904c5fd11e5e
TrojWare.Win
32.Spy.Zbot.
XMI
No N/A N/A Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8c6ce38aa7e79fea
3651defd95afa71e
a50e3683
bbcb8f5f8d554782
ce2e0facf40395c6
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 9.00.21022
.08
9.00.21022
.08
Taiwan N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 853b22863c418cbe
ea6fa2aa3c61a6cb
82ea61bb
7b4e1653ed0892b2
f4d78deaa30cdd05
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.8063 6.0.000 Malaysia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1f9521e0b363c3d2
1e4039ead2a69e4e
45cf9c97
11d420271d1d0b64
a215e20ae82ae115
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.10.3077.
0
7.10.3077.
0
Brazil N/A
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26

Safe Entries

First Seen: 01 August 2008 at 1:05 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1ef44d72942b668c
3506fa9a5fd160b5
7fc25ffe
N/A Yes 9.00.30729
.01
9.00.30729
.01
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0b6c484a62cb81e1
c2cf64981ff58b3a
4b5f9c2f
7bb45bedf336d9bf
61b716944f1f18c8
Yes 9.00.21022
.08
9.00.21022
.08
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7fc11be71cb67a55
9c3b6e50cd069a3a
501f274f
82c86062ad77d595
6b465b48aa754d29
No 7.10.3077.
0
7.10.3077.
0
Taiwan
4 N/A Executable 2ae5e6b3d89b842c
89d92366f39b553a
948911dd
8c7b87e85a4c71ff
77f997175d515dcb
No N/A N/A India
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