How to Remove “factor.exe”

What is factor.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft, factor.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as factor that is associated with GNU software.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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


Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


If your system is affected by factor.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
factor.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 factor.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove factor.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: 09 July 2017 at 4:42 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 67f22e7b1402501f
408aabec5f4689fc
d33927f3
81393009da27e4c7
f0ff20a7750af7ab
TrojWare.Win
32.Downloade
r.Banload.ar
b
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable 9b3e3e04a2026d31
9ab77ea1679a9bb3
dec1f1d2
b2f0844d2019c944
e431ebd0336c0c5f
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 August 2008 at 1:43 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable aad3b04d15300da8
17e352937c494df3
18954052
fd8acc32fa0a6a10
533da5292bc15ea4
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
2 N/A Executable ed16a88a2ea528f3
19d27ce0117f4e19
32f4fac6
651f5d368dc1696c
1ea03218453f059d
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable aad3b04d15300da8
17e352937c494df3
18954052
fd8acc32fa0a6a10
533da5292bc15ea4
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable a3de4eb23924db6d
12dcf515197a3367
a504fd93
8ab319b8f10a1417
a7dedb9ce0d87bfb
No N/A N/A United States
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