How to Remove “grovel.exe”

What is grovel.exe ?


grovel.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft. It is associated with program Microsoft Windows Operating System. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after grovel.exe  file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with grovel.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 grovel.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 grovel.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 grovel.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 grovel.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 10 July 2008 at 3:20 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ac74ed16a66d8493
1f977a85dda374f8
799dbac4
e9858b5a19448d92
e9aaad1226815c1e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.q
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2366cf06ebb068c8
981d151e9d527b65
cb698457
1f726ad3dd21638f
41cd3e8e2a9e51b2
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Taiwan N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ceae31e1dee12c38
f1928ba1a25a8b71
a198f1ce
662234c1e25d5baa
99b3fb73980dee71
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Taiwan N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 82c25d895c89fdd4
33ae446667953b60
4b82d1d3
c2930084c973e9e1
84bf877275af7f01
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 10:18 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 63d4508bb4b844d2
8da076caf9afd60a
c7252c0d
2f68527f73bda601
f9910d332652455c
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Japan
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f3e12a3ca8b2d8ea
545cf398bd058a58
8f44dc80
c987ad5070322e07
359b93edff8942a0
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a86e3da0ccc5dc92
a5d5069f7ba7825e
f3074450
d8f6d5f80e898baf
01f71d39a6153e46
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 178d4f966ea71e32
044418729863a1b1
79274d9c
c320ae776f083753
e60ed5a9fa901e0c
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
10.224.1.55/32
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