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: 21 April 2018 at 7:41 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 28f00bdcdb212bc8
e9ee209c8c23bd88
3630f584
b051d09ed7aefe37
1065d3354a4f04a6
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 3.1.4001.5
512
3.1.4001.5
512
105.106.155.54/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cfc0a4ff36a8e99b
2698ef46340d8f51
ef95d595
e4f3a6b8e8da8d50
9fd4c570b08ce72c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.0.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
5.0.7601.1
7514
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3bc9673bc070bac9
5233d49e001eaaf7
a58b641f
07c2d7e235988c5d
00f494c4cdecb9b1
Unclassified
Malware
No 4.5.6001.2
2159
(vistasp1_
ldr.080415
-1732)
4.5.6001.2
2159
Ukraine N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 659dd23139815a2f
7d8c5d69e7b9759a
e56a4d33
6eca131f4b11a611
fba3b0b4864b5cc3
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.0.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
5.0.7601.1
7514
197.33.232.31/32 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 10.108.51.216/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6f9451a6e83d10ac
53ec0d199525b909
1b5befa8
4fe90e7608ddff36
0e413c06cf57740f
No 1.10.1029.
1
1.10.1029.
1
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e3ce5bca701c4a1
9bce38edbe992252
ac80bf29
25994ef0c569a95d
22b5599190022752
No 2.0.2600.2 2.0.2600.2 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 60df48206ad37cfa
cdd91d88d5614a78
d7d843d6
4dd11f4fd21897f4
629cb6e68b8d8b5b
No 1.10.1029.
1
1.10.1029.
1
United States
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