How to Remove “exctrlst.exe”

What is exctrlst.exe?

exctrlst.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Extensible Counter List. It is associated with Windows Office suite, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after exctrlst.exe  with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with exctrlst.exe  malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • exctrlst.exe  takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible exctrlst.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:\Windows\System32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 October 2010 at 2:18 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d1221fcf74626146
245b586ba242e9d1
dab89197
40d6c7ff0ef80d79
fa4e9281932df859
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Brazil N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c1e5992c054b9cdc
686a73afec345dae
b149430b
d9c6319d3751c224
6626b65d180d95fa
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 September 2008 at 10:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ab8fc25750621103
95c886ea0fafebd8
3df30652
575e9ceed5a65909
88f1298e76acd3d6
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Romania
2 Microsoft Executable a9c294b3423df389
a4f1eedec72f9916
470a4083
2289053d58ede667
cd21c1cecda95880
No 4, 0, 0, 0 1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 892ebcff4b5f2460
5a482cf73088f4b4
6446292b
743da01399c2f693
dd7cde09cd51c82e
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable d6af52c4c0b8e482
8b3935bc2c6f19c7
81cf09a4
e9f8187c511115c2
37eb06cb83af7390
No 5.2.3668.0
(main.0208
06-1624)
5.2.3668.0 United States
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