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

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 July 2008 at 8:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 N/A Executable 50d9b8aef9220f6d
bb58ee4f9e49ab2d
54ef481a
1fdd607c69a8f77a
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No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 05f372433ac3f935
4c63fc50edd7bd8e
52f47af4
1adcf01787b9fa71
9a674baa7946456d
No N/A N/A United States
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable b24fd08d253447c0
c43e57745cb63006
ae039c8f
61b7b3b21715c8fd
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No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
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5.1.2600.0 United States
4 N/A Executable 7784b2c126533d79
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92ae3a0f
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No N/A N/A United States
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