How to Remove “freedisk.exe”

What is freedisk.exe?


Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, freedisk.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as  Free Disk - Reports on the availability of free space that is associated with  Microsoft Windows Operating System.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS


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

If your system is affected by freedisk.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • freedisk.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 freedisk.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove freedisk.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: 24 December 2011 at 9:44 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c21e99176853ce6c
c41431b45ef2a847
e68c8cfe
3033f7aa9bb8c3a9
40dbd4004f204674
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 105.104.161.205/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3771e42ec50f3fdb
914da3ce829efa66
4b717af5
ca9a2aac07f9f0c3
fd992e7c7b8932aa
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 China N/A
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18

Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 2:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 764c65a76f999484
e407de5b99088fff
9b774267
9f15e2fff75275d3
5fbab8377af9c41a
No N/A N/A Italy
2 N/A Executable 57ed86a706f3173f
5e43591a586a00d8
12e4341a
3bbf49905e7822de
e0b4737dae69351b
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7971285b2cd47c62
a0d6dab2674514cc
809f6616
397528d9956bcc6b
801918439a471ab7
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b6ae2ce6feee2099
3beaa944bc9cad6a
7fca4b46
afe30db5ca4e1db1
54577688c5eef566
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Russian Federation
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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