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: 16 December 2018 at 12:42 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 87af482bc1ea8166
74296a98c6f45243
4b002751
f50117149d49aa43
6b0d433382e41fe1
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable d2fdd5a3e56cb514
362df85609fc3040
938ecef3
2b87a258b808705b
f7762f047a20431a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Australia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4e3e0c05b892b9ce
877f0bf13a8bc178
d883f490
64fabd54f3a0628e
fba8133ff46d0231
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.234.221.105/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 77fc512ecb468410
7ce60e237831f08a
93b1b7ab
0b3a32d5fc8b9bb5
5e8d64d7e94c79a4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Taiwan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 April 2019 at 5:20 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable e785d70e427ee53a
1a1e6d8aaa33563c
3b1751c9
a1d8185ffedfa2c3
7892ff2f0c7fcf09
No 10.0.14393
.2879
(rs1_relea
se_inmarke
t.190313-1
855)
10.0.14393
.2879
Ukraine
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