How to Remove “mcods.exe”

What is mcods.exe?

mcods.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as McAfee VirusScan (On Demand Scan). It is associated with McAfee VirusScan application, developed by McAfee, Inc. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after mcods.exe  with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with mcods.exe  malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • mcods.exe  takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible mcods.exe  malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

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: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: 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 mcods.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 November 2010 at 7:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable c4f01b07feb91c38
9e82554cf83bf7cc
5e768a8b
58a107ee6d008479
d8dc4f7e2cf33a8b
TrojWare.Win
32.Banbra.rh
No N/A N/A Canada N/A
2 McAfee, Inc. Executable 65cc3e334d457413
4d3c12a74e85cb95
521b76b7
af4a53c8020955da
66b94fb4742b71fb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 11,2,121,0 11,2,0,0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 November 2008 at 1:05 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 McAfee, Inc. Executable 13bf1839774b5db7
cdbd0fe947c29984
bf5c694b
b965a97568abe07b
43cfb84e089461e3
Yes 18,0,9019,
0
18,0,0,0 10.100.19.9/32
2 McAfee, Inc. Executable 21e2e5cc9567da5a
438113967a9c0aba
6ec09471
21456f3051cbefd1
f2d60d8b9ab9c6ee
Yes 12,0,172,0 12,0,0,0 United States
3 McAfee, Inc. Executable e51dbeb3347f4643
da00cb294f8183c3
351a2842
a588a2217ea11ce7
127bddb9bd936be0
Yes 16,8,224,0 16,8,0,0 162.72.81.62/32
4 McAfee, Inc. Executable d2881834402a5b52
f3bb2a9d00b936e5
aef99110
504c0af387549fab
2f3e867e5043851d
Yes 13,15,102,
0
13,15,0,0 United States
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