How to Remove “freshclam.exe”

What is freshclam.exe?

freshclam.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as ClamWin Antivirus. It belongs to software ClamWin Antivirus and was developed by Sourcefire, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files\clamAV\freshclam.exe. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as freshclam.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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


Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with freshclam.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the freshclam.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the freshclam.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files\clamAV\freshclam.exe files then the system is not affected by freshclam.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by freshclam.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing freshclam.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: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: 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 freshclam.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 05 December 2012 at 1:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable eb2c219e29e12c87
964b53f3aa45da30
238efe21
11f869d7714134e8
24bf66214202818d
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 0, 97, 6,
0
0, 97, 6,
0
Egypt N/A
2 SourceFire, Inc. Executable 2f4ce8279d4c54d4
955a358a8d71afc9
9de3980b
9d158cc5658f2d8c
0011c3b7c9767dce
Win32.Kashu.
B
No devel-clam
av-0.97-22
8-g6537297
ClamAV
0.98
(devel-cla
mav-0.97-2
28-g653729
7)
Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 May 2009 at 11:13 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable e852cd7f01e2af6d
1e7a85b6c5bca40f
6f3ca2c4
2309697351570b65
25a1d75faa7e5ae8
No 0, 97, 4,
0
0, 97, 4,
0
Czech Republic
2 N/A Executable 26d34ede91690bb9
5751d3c9c2ef109c
58bec844
8ba43a7af2728a1b
d658421a438c0274
No 0, 96, 1,
0
0, 96, 1,
0
Internal Submission
3 SourceFire, Inc. Executable aaa956c5ce61056e
b6703287a0580e0a
2624f86a
4caa35ad5bcdda55
85d657a4afacad8b
Yes devel-clam
av-0.97-45
7-g509bb0e
ClamAV
0.98
(devel-cla
mav-0.97-4
57-g509bb0
e)
Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable d1e3ed3d13ba0614
927012a695fd4866
27d2e22d
75c6dea6ff5acff5
e339555394e78df7
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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