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: 27 March 2018 at 7:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 927286454ce8ec43
2a4b8b916176686d
4433ccbf
2a7afc5bcf6152da
59b0665319928533
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
918
(xpsp_sp3_
qfe.091216
-2118)
5.1.2600.5
918
India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 832cf8d9b414a672
d79ad465c9725e13
c2e25397
0c0878c23849a419
ffb104dbc0df5bc1
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
105.112.28.159/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9a70055d46a6b8b6
fd8011e1e7482815
f48229c5
d19ca26802fbb473
32a1449f216f34e8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Canada N/A
4 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
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 December 2012 at 8:31 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 048b4eb5990a7ee6
b74153284ff792dd
c96ceda5
63a23a135af000e8
6a3675a6437db67d
No 4.00 4.00 United States
2 ReactOS Development Team Executable 544bd2b1540b63b3
890ec5dd786dfee0
c619f431
d8a5b726002b9356
ab623f5aa00d5265
No 0.4.8 0.4.8 10.108.51.194/32
3 OpenNT Project Executable 39a646fa9894f14c
9b92611dd9147d56
1e00b42a
2bc3ecf82fa9aed8
df91f07a3d650ce5
No 4.50 4.50 10.108.51.140/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4ce3aad399db7c49
45266204b59f1083
b08df8fb
24f39e5fd5b29c40
aee327f8aa20ed56
No 10.0.14393
.2214
(rs1_relea
se_1.18040
2-1758)
10.0.14393
.2214
50.109.93.15/32
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