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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First Seen: 26 June 2008 at 10:43 am
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