How to Remove “pinger.exe”

What is pinger.exe?


pinger.exe is a legitimate file. It is also called Toshiba pinger. It is used for Toshiba software updates and developed by Toshiba America information systems. It is commonly stored in C:\toshiba\ivp\ism.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as pinger.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


The type of malware programs varies and the mode of infection also varies. Any of the following can alert you if the system is infected.  
  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the pinger.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the Open.exe to check the location, if the location is  C:\toshiba\ivp\ism, then the system is not affected by pinger.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by pinger.exe malware 
 
How to remove the pinger.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 pinger.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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