How to Remove “grid.exe”

What is grid.exe?


grid.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by GIMP Development Team. This process is known as GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In and it belongs to the software GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of grid.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to detect whether your system is affected by grid.exe ?


Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.


To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the grid.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from grid.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the grid.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with grid.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove grid.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 April 2012 at 1:46 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 5d51d0b7e350e3da
4952014e19eaa732
abb08718
91199135c2ef02ba
198a12a68eb42d07
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
2 N/A Executable 4ce0b549a51df78f
f01c2f24bae8f283
631c5dc6
6c4eaf66113a9dd4
6d2f37117649f715
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4dae80a058cf19e9
250c1bbbb751eb73
a8e91257
9bd82685d1193dd3
fa76f24f80b9df0d
Win32.Kashu.
B
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 February 2009 at 6:56 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable cd4f6d110872e460
ebe987de6838b7b3
c6ac9a3b
f0848c0f232c79f4
1dbcd7b557eea1dd
Yes N/A N/A Poland
2 Home Executable 0bec244c2bad27c5
46f7de4468f5c3a4
cb180fde
2615d8082d38e930
fd1ef597d59d96c9
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 444903724fdbd006
efdcd94dade3bb9a
3ab7ada3
6285d2d85f4d93ee
f17d859542fc8047
No N/A N/A United States
4 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 85380836a79f48cd
6f0e69973e45b605
f0c5731e
5b865c4d129400cb
6bbdb9f9d6cbc9e9
Yes 2.8.14.0 2.8.14 United States
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