How to Remove “msiexec.exe”

What is msiexec.exe? 


msiexec.exe is a legitimate file and is an important component of Windows Installer. It is used for installing new programs in PCs with Windows operating system. It is typically located in c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe.
 
Malware programmers write virus programs and create fake file names mimicking msiexec.exe to  spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 
How to check if your computer is infected with msiexec.exe malware?
 
If you notice your PC suffering in speed and performance, take the following steps to check against a possible virus attack:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If the file is located outside its designated path in c:\windows\system32\msiexec.exe, or if you notice msiexec.exe taking too much CPU usage, you should run an antivirus scan to get ride of the malware.
 
How to remove the msiexec.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 the msiexec.exe malware from your computer including all other malware!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 August 2018 at 9:16 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6736ca7bfcbc43af
c4cdb3b9e866b2e4
e06daf87
2935320d9e8ca852
34c398db300233f9
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 3.1.4001.5
512
3.1.4001.5
512
156.202.138.46/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2a7ad0f554320e94
998de9396d6019c6
3bf41be4
724eae2f4e92b9c2
d44e40cbf37af45a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.0.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
5.0.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 June 2008 at 10:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e3ce5bca701c4a1
9bce38edbe992252
ac80bf29
25994ef0c569a95d
22b5599190022752
No 2.0.2600.2 2.0.2600.2 10.224.25.96/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7c22218ef43598b7
3feb984206dfe0de
34751849
7a4d01dcc76b268e
b08c44d9faba73cf
No 2.0.2600.2 2.0.2600.2 India
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e3ce5bca701c4a1
9bce38edbe992252
ac80bf29
25994ef0c569a95d
22b5599190022752
No 2.0.2600.2 2.0.2600.2 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7c22218ef43598b7
3feb984206dfe0de
34751849
7a4d01dcc76b268e
b08c44d9faba73cf
No 2.0.2600.2 2.0.2600.2 10.224.25.96/32
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