How to Remove “hotfix.exe”

What is hotfix.exe?


hotfix.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Hotfix Installer. It belongs to software Microsoft SQL Setup and was developed by Microsoft. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as hotfix.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with hotfix.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • hotfix.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system


To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the hotfix.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with hotfix.exe malware.

How to remove hotfix.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing hotfix.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove hotfix.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 March 2018 at 5:28 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 4870b240054d1bb6
05a5dac922d0aa79
8bdfa009
77ef7f0d3544e750
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Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 1df7e1cc95749845
2bcf6dfea62b1906
fc192462
f2322fada6604cfa
ca11f4025bd752f5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 1, 0, 1, 0 1, 0, 1, 0 5.227.231.168/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 4a5580da615366d4
c8b654e778c4c8b6
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 June 2008 at 10:43 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 00f196ddf52f02d1
331bd30f8e5feff5
38148617
310078fccff5f2c8
6f10a78edcc8d7a5
No 5.00.2195.
3098
5.00.2195.
3098
10.108.51.116/32
2 Корпорация Microsoft Executable 64b7b2904896f08c
a7abdba8066bdab6
3625c6e8
5e3b93b7641873c6
affcce33f3defe4b
No 5.00.2195.
3098
5.00.2195.
3098
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable c129eff999749dad
700460e8f0d799d0
c7863214
e1f9e0c91d35efd1
32f08aa53af8ed6c
No 5.00.2195.
3098
5.00.2195.
3098
10.108.51.116/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable bb8c89bfe0d5e110
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416b10f4
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No 5.00.2195.
3098
5.00.2195.
3098
10.108.51.116/32
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  • 32 items per page
 
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