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: 16 June 2018 at 2:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a4c0d36a77dabbef
836f5c71cd0b5849
37b1d269
fee7da4001c7fb7f
1ccb15c8d133a3f1
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.5.6001.2
2159
(vistasp1_
ldr.080415
-1732)
4.5.6001.2
2159
India N/A
2 Hause Executable 110c06547a9d39f6
dfff68952112b832
8dd46849
c35fd7a359e9b011
abe045d8e38d9da0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2, 1, 3, 2 5, 1, 8, 4 United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0ea7dbaacae399d1
663c780f65ac12c4
cf22044e
05a97c54b2feca1e
2a3f94d629c28e6d
Unclassified
Malware
No 5.0.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
5.0.7601.1
7514
5.237.207.124/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable cc448df3668f78d1
dffef8a9ea9723ac
b6c88501
cca7776cb73fa749
2916df05abc7b9e1
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 a058e0f43898e39c
dd3afc5c23be3710
be878268
c2a282e5ee6338f9
4765a9eb15f86e32
No 1.00.5104.
0
1.00.5104.
0
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e3ce5bca701c4a1
9bce38edbe992252
ac80bf29
25994ef0c569a95d
22b5599190022752
No 2.0.2600.2 2.0.2600.2 10.224.25.96/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6f9451a6e83d10ac
53ec0d199525b909
1b5befa8
4fe90e7608ddff36
0e413c06cf57740f
No 1.10.1029.
1
1.10.1029.
1
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 78e98c30801d2e9f
f3005f829b0574cd
2b3c2f48
e6b975475b001a15
b14ae6bdcde58e45
No 2.0.2600.1 2.0.2600.1 10.224.25.44/32
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