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 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 9b3b6c049e0f2b70
7f00943618392d64
8eb9d8a8
3fe61a13d4258f4d
1bd892cc66e31758
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.146/32
2 N/A Executable aad3b04d15300da8
17e352937c494df3
18954052
fd8acc32fa0a6a10
533da5292bc15ea4
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
3 N/A Executable cb19441c9b45b0c2
03863886faa7cbfb
8defac12
af1315b0e74031bf
82aa39b7ba6ccb0d
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 77beaeb0043eb92d
ff78371849a6482c
7bfa3eed
0e686181f6fa3290
87d73e6e2dbdad18
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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