How to Remove “grep.exe”

What is grep.exe?


Originally developed by unknown, grep.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as Silver Star Publishing. that is associated with Guide to Hacking Software Security 2002  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


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

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

You can either choose to remove grep.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: 06 April 2018 at 5:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable e103bb604340f5a8
39b23d7ea638fd9c
be384fc4
20f9f4facb27ab8f
2da67430ad7edb5e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
2 N/A Executable ac4edd910de995bd
8ec259ad6aafec32
497cd826
07062b17e32d5a99
10c244b44304ed0f
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A China N/A
3 N/A Executable a1fe829acba3eb8e
5c92c1579be9b688
004f3c72
53e828fe6f08fad1
dbcb24b25507fac0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
4 N/A Executable 09cca6cda66934e4
a965fae9d3d26074
76ab8acb
85602e3d5db59b3b
42d6636a945d224c
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 July 2008 at 2:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ef7b82aa7fd3ca35
a5c478a0624bb7a2
d03e43f1
19611ed77cbac092
503767eef94fbc50
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Non-executable 7736eca5560e2e93
b242b41663e5c536
d0723b86
075049bc0e93b8a8
e6a27e9c1a0af86a
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 09d5af0f9799697d
b1d0cf051b8e0a72
8a4e5676
08d408d8551297c8
104aded7459ca696
No N/A N/A United States
4 GnuWin32 Executable 0f238e3a747d3485
99b9c83870a9af4a
71c07b01
83a3d89f40a05038
760110b1e6e54762
No 2.5.4.3331 2.5.4.3331 United States
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