How to Remove “flame.exe”

What is flame.exe?

flame.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In. It belongs to GNU Image Manipulation Program and was developed by The GIMP Team. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as flame.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with flame.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • flame.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the flame.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with flame.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing flame.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

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

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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 flame.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 10 January 2012 at 12:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 24ae8ac05fa6d65d
025d8455873d59b9
354c1045
e6fa0cc9f435de77
98750b9e1493a2a8
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Binder.
v
No N/A N/A Europe N/A
2 N/A Executable e1b678d66ca82e7b
47d3258bec448393
7e102acd
187892fdcb54c853
42cdf11f4658fba1
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
3 N/A Executable 3c4b181f3dd55298
e6877ef92314cdc5
a7523665
552843cd3d04e7e6
03983cc42f3bde05
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable 65eef727bbddafba
ba4fd7414aef31ae
2ee0dd5d
08ed864f645f5591
3222310feb52b193
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 October 2010 at 5:29 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 4b3e2e032107bae8
8560a4c7bbce266a
8ca3d5a3
171b3a15dda42dba
442213499a14d82f
Yes 2.8.22.0 2.8.22 United States
2 N/A Executable 79070bdc9c071965
1ba5f0a8700a89e0
e0f80ed7
497e903d371e95aa
ab94b72ac929dba7
No 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 United States
3 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable f39467f2919bb10d
bad271f396eddd01
826af8d3
1b4fd2f30a75b0da
873c17f956ab899b
Yes 2.8.6.0 2.8.6 Internal Submission
4 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable bbb6882201e538db
683412d33e9b029e
28c6b8d9
5e1e7e9201ffbd12
2c9d5689a32eae54
Yes 2.8.0.0 2.8.0 10.224.1.58/32
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