How to Remove “gwmailto.exe”

What is gwmailto.exe?

Originally developed by SlySoft, gwmailto.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as GroupWise mailto Protocol Handler that is associated with software GroupWise mailto Protocol Handler.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS


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

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

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

You can either choose to remove gwmailto.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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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 June 2008 at 8:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 N/A Executable 14b3d0543733a72c
26477017c73ded9e
da1f5412
344ff7d1258eff69
ccee48262014243a
No N/A N/A Czech Republic
2 Novell, Inc. Executable 867d94656964d5ed
8bc734bd843cd94c
89a10f85
41ad3299e73b10e2
681134410f6c962c
No 0.9.24.0 0.9.24.0 France
3 Novell, Inc. Executable 755ec1feb6845394
6951ad0d1714de2a
06b51429
9a965eb60e8d4424
df357633402c7fab
No 14.2.0-122
092
14.2.0-122
092
10.108.51.140/32
4 Novell, Inc. Executable 31a15baa7f5dcc67
e917db3748c7ebca
735ba961
32d3165dc233fea9
bc4453b7f3ab03e0
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03731
12.0.1.0.1
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United States
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