How to Remove “hostname.exe”

What is hostname.exe?


hostname.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Hostname APP. 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 is named after hostname.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with hostname.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 hostname.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 hostname.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates 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 hostname.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 hostname.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 March 2018 at 9:25 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 901aa5ed24e06900
496940d0a1f13ad1
1da23537
1f71913397fd5454
dc1ffeac25dbde8f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Morocco N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 513c23d1623df284
9837cc2ec1e94d12
536e3c91
708627e10393accc
9e3c32b88e6d3a60
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Egypt N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 338cff336d3b2e02
8a94b8eaea708f17
abc8d76c
1447e6358571e99a
065f7f659a47bcc8
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.39.23.132/32 N/A
4 Free Software Foundation Executable 388e873fdca3b906
2671d970f302e5bd
55dc9023
eb7ba4c4b5a868cf
76342c17d0f92df5
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 0.17 0.17 37.237.142.21/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 August 2008 at 1:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 697cdb08eca4f5f5
c48d3690b1e96025
b8721914
4e31f0d87b57ef70
658906f6150d91dd
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.146/32
2 N/A Executable d15f1f8aaa03f605
b70c0f3995696271
a807b36a
f4e9a147423bf02c
58e7aa67ea4bf987
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.116/32
3 N/A Executable 7c73a141735d1648
c1652c398f7ab1e0
9d151775
26db580b5f2525da
dc1def5410842705
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.235/32
4 N/A Executable c6fe0603d8b706bb
5cbd7cf6327b5ea0
d7f1e30c
770d5a924d962e91
5482f169f8545d74
No N/A N/A United States
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