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: 03 December 2018 at 6:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ebe42c634d4b8bad
d790f23de8152599
561b0649
a17098ddde6354cd
480a2769a3e1f849
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 197.33.205.213/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0839403fe0a92c4e
825cfa331a1b90fe
c86cb136
9c1bed8c9f9b6a8c
01785c1c87ed2a59
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 197.33.140.231/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2017 at 11:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable d15f1f8aaa03f605
b70c0f3995696271
a807b36a
f4e9a147423bf02c
58e7aa67ea4bf987
No N/A N/A United States
2 Free Software Foundation Executable 69f02bc8a77e0234
655adb0a87ceba2e
17b5f0b3
fe3deaa68fa0bf80
a6f7a6a5a2417548
No 0.19.8.1 0.19.8.1 10.224.27.33/32
3 N/A Executable a4802f6aa3235055
876d78e86551622c
13f83e58
a6661d8c0925bc2a
cb0d8a8e5736d0a0
No N/A N/A United States
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  • 32 items per page
 
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