How to Remove “narrator.exe”

What is narrator.exe?

Originally developed by  Microsoft Corporation, narrator.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with Windows Operating System. It is an important component of Microsoft Narrator application and is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. narrator.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after narrator.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by narrator.exe malware, you will notice one of several of the following symptoms:

  • narrator.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser(s) is bombarded with annoying ad popups
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove narrator.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove narrator.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to make sure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2010 at 2:40 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 66f2b1e536cbc111
f8cf42e45b7f0576
cbcade7d
9dd970372a15c2dd
159931af91ca29d7
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable db462e0d2fbb3d29
e7e156341187f445
af574093
217926e348a00803
f47418db89e6ff6f
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 545096358bf43001
79465ac152185c66
c05ee2ab
85d66c92adbd386e
f32ce30ba532da44
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Pakistan N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a8ed76e54d08b939
68a3f6801d7619bf
f73f7b18
1b6e84c92c39e4dc
10ccede922c1f613
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b7
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
197.251.135.7/32 N/A
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37

Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 June 2008 at 11:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5d7c1801ffbb72eb
2bcc1b8439612ef3
bb7d8fd0
797b56bb7f031926
fc540d8f6cffad50
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Bulgaria
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5d7c1801ffbb72eb
2bcc1b8439612ef3
bb7d8fd0
797b56bb7f031926
fc540d8f6cffad50
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
10.224.1.116/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5402c13db03a4488
2475e9fd1e4fd3fa
1ec3489c
05a99415582b90e1
6d6b68b61fa16b72
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Turkey
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5402c13db03a4488
2475e9fd1e4fd3fa
1ec3489c
05a99415582b90e1
6d6b68b61fa16b72
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
10.224.1.117/32
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