How to Remove “perfmon.exe”

What is perfmon.exe?


A legitimate file component of Microsoft operating system, perfmon.exe is also known as Resource And Performance Moniotor. It is typically located in C:\Windows\System32.
Malware programmers create files with malicious codes and name them after perfmon.exe to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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

 
Your PC will slow down, your internet browser will involuntarily redirect you to irrelevant websites, or you will notice perfmon.exe taking too much CPU usage if it is infected with perfmon.exe malware. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible perfmon.exe malware attack:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside the file path C:\Windows\System32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get ride of the malware.
 
How to remove the perfmon.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
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 the perfmon.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 October 2011 at 7:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 078a3861d22e13bc
c761cefc8a93df7c
10f269f3
9a0a9d1f0677e4d8
40a0240e86a55285
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Europe N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 31a6254eb7681435
a59cce9973ef6d1c
9033f928
1b1c0656884c3df5
3ed9842868f01bf4
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Bulgaria N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6f5f4e2d0274eaac
e1ddf580b2766c3c
91ec2860
5307b48d68e32f0a
29842417b5049e5c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.Q
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Poland N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 38c753f0273f0b0c
76edece2ddcc6433
3acf1f15
ff0633d3389cc8f7
9ffe21807c395b85
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Spain N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 July 2009 at 7:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 MKN Software Executable c228b663978cd533
7c9ecd6636661a2d
9a2058ca
829dd300b4e89c12
9db715c6386158a9
No 2.01
(perfmon_x
86.2011)
2.01
(perfmon_2
011)
Internal Submission
2 MKN Software Executable c228b663978cd533
7c9ecd6636661a2d
9a2058ca
829dd300b4e89c12
9db715c6386158a9
No 2.01
(perfmon_x
86.2011)
2.01
(perfmon_2
011)
10.224.1.117/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6783a60739239b85
2fb2ab31cf9fe820
f0449187
dc661cf87f2501a8
b8d9628c006aa3bd
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Morocco
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable f627b6b4a49888b2
5773546fc4837394
91ee7a20
60f012fe5f1da6a7
91d304da73259ffc
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Canada
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