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: 14 September 2018 at 5:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ba17ed079b2cdc20
74ce1ce4a8338d17
4f6f05fe
eed62a2ac740e1f1
aeaaf874c975acf7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 0e17aec08cb0ba10
b26883db60e19daf
1aa3089f
a751d630dce43dee
2ad13480ee6fa995
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6c3339263d92d15b
3b480008f2aafaa1
472125a8
b6a1d9b5f060ba1c
52d28aa78ef0dade
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
103.219.43.182/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b747c06e7af2a197
c65aef00f6239282
6a5dfd3e
e53e2b79d7ac9a5d
9c2ac8ab88dd2366
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.159.15.243/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 September 2018 at 10:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c8306f0fa3aac756
d677d8e8f1b32954
035de855
82e0f325bc9ee93d
2f8d4724fea3b180
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9b8bf2ab7ba9f8ee
63171326e2d6e745
5f93e49c
6d96efff4f9dbc35
476efece07b75d6a
No 10.0.17758
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17758
.1
China
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