How to Remove “faxpatch.exe”

What is faxpatch.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, faxpatch.exe is a legitimate file process  and also called as  Fax XP SP1 Patch that is associated with Microsoft Windows Operating System.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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


Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


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

You can either choose to remove faxpatch.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: 17 July 2009 at 5:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable de132cbc16d5de58
d1018cb73f93e080
0e3a1881
b3d1623234b090db
b8ed5e613a77bd61
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b0
No 5.2.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.2.2600.5
512
Lebanon N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cf2abca40594aa96
d7292274784e6f56
30929adb
8693307a5338490b
07eb3652021a2715
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.2.2600.5
512
Israel N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4956d072da5b11ea
b54ffce5c18a43f5
801dbcca
24eb078f0ff5c305
edce7ccb07067b94
Worm.Win32.F
ipp.A
No 5.2.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.2.2600.2
180
Taiwan N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2ac064981ddd5427
c8dc29b60fddcfb5
d33725db
c1c302f834c15b2a
9858212b99821e58
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 5.2.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.2.2600.5
512
Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 8:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 55cde13f825fe29c
ab1644b7f0f65ac5
536fbcc2
28a1f34d372c544a
c4ce2badd558f016
No 5.2.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.2.2600.2
180
10.224.1.117/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b459e5836e638035
f04efa09bb6180ea
0c65bc68
260f67cd1700abcd
ad5b12e5048a4d26
No 5.2.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.2.2600.5
512
10.224.1.116/32
3 N/A Non-executable 7421a54e3d35309c
804503441525d51b
cd82a8bc
1115629b3629d395
579a66a1b2ad2697
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 22e34496e15c55be
c8eaca4a094c9d37
4f42d191
3b1e8160d4e273c2
3ef3522aafe9d1f7
No 5.2.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.2.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
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