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

First Seen: 04 March 2018 at 5:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c3d78105ec447161
5d9ed41584db4d1a
307ac077
76137ac71297badd
9afd20f2616d370b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.00.2900.
2180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
6.00.2900.
2180
United Kingdom N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b81a4d1b215e3263
990376b7095bcb3a
ca892166
ea0d628e9e9573b7
2a133bbd5b523f26
Unclassified
Malware
No 8.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
8.00.7600.
16385
5.237.192.214/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 94347743ec3b0f56
ef6a4540b3a352ba
b27c0dd2
3ecf464ce5fc3586
3d90a3acb63e4d87
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 8.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
8.00.7600.
16385
103.52.14.124/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4125dc71f687f6d0
4463e23aec4aba9a
46f422d9
d9985fda7e1e01bc
30d2839e395eff98
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 8.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
8.00.7600.
16385
Vietnam N/A
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5

Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 November 2008 at 6:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 22dfc0e552bb2374
35c29988c0fa26fe
c3c9eeb0
65d2a6d0da1effba
8f3c5d7a025acd9b
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.146/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable eda18f3d7cefab38
9203277881e8edbf
258b2f64
08a8931db4d9302f
9804c4dfa14596d1
No 7.00.5730.
11
(winmain(w
mbla).0610
17-1135)
7.00.5730.
11
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5924007afda4703e
2add2c44507cfcbf
a98a55b7
ad8f83f16a3ce2b0
93b38b279b419387
No 8.00.6001.
18702
(longhorn_
ie8_rtm(wm
bla).09030
8-0339)
8.00.6001.
18702
10.224.25.96/32
4 N/A Executable 22dfc0e552bb2374
35c29988c0fa26fe
c3c9eeb0
65d2a6d0da1effba
8f3c5d7a025acd9b
No N/A N/A United States
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