How to Remove “mspaint.exe”

What is mspaint.exe?

mspaint.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Microsoft Paint. It is associated with Windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after mspaint.exe  with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with mspaint.exe  malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • mspaint.exe  takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible mspaint.exe  malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove mspaint.exe  malware from system using Comodo Free 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: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

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 mspaint.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 October 2011 at 11:14 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable e2c3c9fd241878ab
d1a32a70a25acd09
745f852d
7eedbed86cb00339
25e14d4b65f9da41
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
156.205.143.115/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cb5e1d5d9c3b7b55
a5f4975399a5ed80
7f3a92ed
446b56be4553be9f
6c00720681c23ddb
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Algeria N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 49603cc09c26df76
ebc912db1b814c5d
3a765cad
ae242d04a9418964
ff38e0d4bb10fb06
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Sierra Leone N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6e95170e3905e39f
8476b2329e283f9d
85017e04
77a191c608b73702
04bf0b36e3ac17a7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.210.172.35/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 August 2008 at 11:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 56b7c2ae733fdb25
f15b4fea9866f08b
ba2d7cbb
e989104903f5eb4b
f7c85fa6c6a04fa7
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
146.158.101.100/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b518a975ccd982ce
3b4c2baa6d78eaef
a6210f42
b5bdeefe59aea31d
980520a8503489e9
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b3c3c7fd2962bf70
6418e1a3c786d56c
f0bfbc30
86c35c52ad183d0d
7feed70f77c40435
No 5.1.2600.5
918
(xpsp_sp3_
gdr.091216
-2054)
5.1.2600.5
918
Poland
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c10504f06a415270
c8cd3cb8496291b0
77869713
ce17b2fb5057fabc
8c663c7b19dbaf37
No 5.00.1740.
1
5.00.1740.
1
Internal Submission
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