How to Remove “gpotool.exe”

What is gpotool.exe?

gpotool.exe is a legitimate file process also called as Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor developed by AhnLab. It is associated with program Microsoft(R) Windows NT(R) Operating System. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after gpotool.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with gpotool.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
  2. Go to the process tab and right-click on the gpotool.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove gpotool.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incoporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using gpotool.exe, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove gpotool.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 15 February 2011 at 12:16 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b0a1fc2c78f384f6
856d4aaeb92a6513
ce01254a
2e19ccb7119c0bac
48af32b7fadff7d0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.4000.0
built by:
Lab04_N(vi
ctorbr)
6.0.4000.0 United Kingdom N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 10:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9347ed31ff4dac9e
c76e621e9adbc103
f5b7b89c
78fa311729f226aa
a93689d96b84a8bf
No 6.0.4000.0
built by:
Lab04_N(vi
ctorbr)
6.0.4000.0 198.20.167.84/32
2 N/A Non-executable 08eafd513e2356f8
faca4d4cfc9a172d
afba3834
5c8871b41e0604f3
75a577760391cb24
No N/A N/A China
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9347ed31ff4dac9e
c76e621e9adbc103
f5b7b89c
78fa311729f226aa
a93689d96b84a8bf
No 6.0.4000.0
built by:
Lab04_N(vi
ctorbr)
6.0.4000.0 United Kingdom
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 772fab6102068d9d
cc2eb367b62008ee
7f981d03
39fc43ff5a148b78
d9293ff4977c04bd
No 6.0.5250.0
(vbl_srv_s
oftwaredis
tribution_
gp(vtitov)
.051006-15
25)
6.0.5250.0 Internal Submission
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