How to Remove “fdminst.exe”

What is fdminst.exe?


fdminst.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Free Download Manager Setup. It is associated with Free Download Manager developed by FreeDownloadManager.org. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as fdminst.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS


How to determine if your computer is infected with fdminst.exe malware?


Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with fdminst.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • fdminst.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible fdminst.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:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus

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

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

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Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 September 2012 at 12:46 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 FreeDownloadManager.ORG Executable 4956f711ad0e5eb8
10ba0969e0cc408e
e8a682ac
f27ce7133b7d8756
fe4ea68d099caa4e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Sri Lanka N/A
2 FreeDownloadManager.ORG Executable f2119059f2ec6cbb
d5525b205fbf88ec
69e697c0
84c9faf48f6261bd
371049f07886259b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
Yes N/A N/A Zambia N/A
3 FreeDownloadManager.ORG Executable eb4683957fc4e74f
91f2c7d21c108fbb
92360fba
538d6c0de82c4151
75d2ec7b5a47a34e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
Yes N/A N/A Zambia N/A
4 FreeDownloadManager.ORG Executable 0f0891014a68513d
672627a03932c967
60a557bc
f60870534edc49bf
94ee2bbc9ac73f84
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Sri Lanka N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 2:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 FreeDownloadManager.ORG Executable fe950fb7236ea57e
3a14ae66511ba387
292944a1
7129a9c1aa88ed50
e25dd49e47cc5d97
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.58/32
2 FreeDownloadManager.ORG Executable 13fbb8ba3a9bec23
27fafccb1e43c474
520dd7e4
ed35bc37ab5f8cff
d8213f726f3a1278
No N/A N/A China
3 FreeDownloadManager.ORG Executable 97cbfd4d4db8bfdf
1142d86d88bed9fa
e9448a6c
30193008aaa6ac5a
c8b789be883838db
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 FreeDownloadManager.ORG Executable 5fb978f1d8f20152
a8223c2a8f0cdc93
2d161b70
7bb873dcada0a9bd
2c3bab5ef98f18e0
No N/A N/A 37.236.95.145/32
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