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: 13 September 2018 at 7:30 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 8429b16f150aa47d
224e3ce14737b74f
df8f77f8
a010e3283740758e
3a060277e6c97182
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No 0, 92, 0,
0
0, 92, 0,
0
Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
2 N/A Executable 13cc676fe661a61f
ce892cd3aef7ad16
4b96897f
9b2a2352b402e0bb
aafcd364a8d7dfb9
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 0, 99, 4,
0
0, 99, 4,
0
Taiwan N/A
3 N/A Executable 796485f0f0c7979a
0f225c34e0407f72
c9c0476c
b99c61fbba288d37
973e256b634d212e
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 0, 99, 4,
0
0, 99, 4,
0
Italy 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 26d34ede91690bb9
5751d3c9c2ef109c
58bec844
8ba43a7af2728a1b
d658421a438c0274
No 0, 96, 1,
0
0, 96, 1,
0
Internal Submission
2 Cisco Systems, Inc. Executable e1dcc403cc09e352
757836e10e066554
c4d68a7f
55a6d59da859c4fd
afbe04e9eecdb4c9
No 0.101.1 ClamAV
0.101.1
(0.101.1)
United States
3 N/A Executable e7fdab6853b2fac1
4c28ce6f6f25b95f
25fcba0c
e2ada499703e47d5
41236bce03dc3b80
No 0, 88, 5,
0
0, 88, 5,
0
Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 7496aaea77983215
88f5e893d1735334
ae35b0f8
faa0240c1e4abd54
76a7177ec9f49c89
No N/A N/A United States
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