How to Remove “grn.exe”

What is grn.exe?


Originally developed by Pearson Education, Inc, grn.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as  grn Application that is associated with Embedded Software Development With eCos.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove grn.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: 30 October 2010 at 3:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable d6ffb8532f3e42ee
4f81f8aa449cc7d6
7c570f0d
6acbbc9245a8e40b
64067c958ef7f412
TrojWare.Win
32.Kryptik.A
RQC
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 989dacf5993a216c
ec5f1e9f29148317
019bafa9
6a0f066f1bd18e44
609b665d8282e18e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 86f3b89cfe8b68cf
a681a00eb8fca8f7
6540bdc8
9a1b87ae661bf29a
f81765227dffa682
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Ukraine N/A
4 N/A Executable 8ba48ed0315dad1b
898721d2bcae42b6
f3064212
9c5c14e7d20d3367
5a0fa08fd2ed58aa
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
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33

Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 July 2009 at 11:18 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable c73e02c9ae5555e6
d66d492e449cc1a4
afba02bc
b6fa55a18ecbcac4
8a1113f1c742ebc5
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
2 N/A Executable 620c522267dafd7e
357940b7b12fc237
988c0a25
f02488b2f487ba67
a91cc7b766d00001
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.115/32
3 N/A Executable fb344d03006ac77a
a5a2e8ff7cc2496d
da21f6ed
1280477c42fd9eaa
ec3e53022ba967dc
No N/A N/A France
4 N/A Executable fb344d03006ac77a
a5a2e8ff7cc2496d
da21f6ed
1280477c42fd9eaa
ec3e53022ba967dc
No N/A N/A Austria
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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