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: 02 October 2017 at 4:35 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 50f53146476d0c4c
237a23d4d4d5729e
fca3ecd1
ba5252eb0c09e4ee
030fbe1636b97f9e
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.mgr
yd
No N/A N/A United States 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 Non-executable 7736eca5560e2e93
b242b41663e5c536
d0723b86
075049bc0e93b8a8
e6a27e9c1a0af86a
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.131/32
2 N/A Executable 77531c4afaabc691
357f6959d99fc51d
4240471b
57836c4bf947858d
230b1ae43bcb846b
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
3 N/A Executable 77531c4afaabc691
357f6959d99fc51d
4240471b
57836c4bf947858d
230b1ae43bcb846b
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.166/32
4 N/A Executable ee7e8b00ecf56691
b47d5c1577672c83
c271bd66
ddb70d658069c08d
85ddc5ce1f83a362
No N/A N/A 198.20.167.84/32
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