How to Remove “mshta.exe”

What is mshta.exe?


mshta.exe is a legitimate file that is also known as an interperter for Microsoft Scripting Host. It is responsible for executing html applications and assisting scripts to run in Windows system. It is typically located in c:\windows\system32.
Malware writers create malicious programs and replicate their file names as mshta.exe to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


If your PC is infected with mshta.exe, you will start getting unsolicited popups in your browser  or you will automatically be redirected to irrelevant websites. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible mshta.exe malware:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside the file path c:\windows\system32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get ride of the malware.
 
How to remove mshta.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: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
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 mshta.exe malware from your computer including all other malware!
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Malware Entries

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First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 10:30 am
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Product
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1 Microsoft Corporation Executable be9caf456573835f
82194ae409db6a16
e7b54e73
36e4f27d35a8dd9f
b86caa81fed6d1df
No 9.00.8112.
20811
(win7_ie9_
LDR(builde
r).150817-
1028)
9.00.8112.
20811
104.48.183.143/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0da53ae914161ce8
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f9c262da
733c18a23ee25cb2
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No 6.00.2900.
2180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
6.00.2900.
2180
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d0b69cb68f058c04
6fc90f27c3a12d7e
f86af89f
2667b412f7453b8c
39197d3c550536cd
No 7.00.5730.
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(longhorn(
wmbla).070
711-1130)
7.00.5730.
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10.224.1.63/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3c7176dd0141d98a
cd170718c92397a2
4addf10b
ddcf6ef7d6c7b072
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No 6.00.3790.
1830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
6.00.3790.
1830
United States
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