How to Remove “harvester.exe”

What is harvester.exe?


Originally developed by Symantec Corporation, harvester.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as Harvester. It is associated with Symantec Brightmail AntiSpam software.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


If your system is affected by harvester.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:
  • harvester.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 harvester.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove harvester.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: 01 November 2010 at 7:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 35cec5901b565a29
9423a59b9d32dad7
0a9e0aac
670cadaa23a933d4
a704a0f1ec9df465
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable de49270c416014ab
678e61c470c19bec
0ff4b09c
a31384fa3d894e9f
081ca9630d7a679f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Poland N/A
3 N/A Executable b4dced9125cb456c
d60006c10b9d70db
fc773c68
66326695d3333da9
f7bcb97375801d2c
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable aa5a05fd93b576b4
8e18c204d8eab558
c3cddab8
2df42becebfa5850
b272f6ea33c14d2e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 9:12 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable f94c936c447b4e0c
69f15a8a669d4ba8
e80543d3
2b63b5fe572c922f
ea98b9f666d6d9a3
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 SMART Technologies Executable 66dbfe338045d58b
08f5bb970671cc4b
4557ee41
29f163c737302733
ffd73f85ff30c66a
Yes 1.3.11.0 1.3.11.0 Croatia
3 N/A Executable 14bf498d9fcecad1
5874e3f612c45a00
4f414e55
7ad2b71c6b0462ec
e8d78d611bd58159
No N/A N/A New Zealand
4 N/A Executable 48a4b25016a2a330
c26e8e75acfa966a
164693d9
291cba2f294f4526
71003552b6094f81
No N/A N/A United States
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