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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Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 April 2008 at 3:36 pm
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Product
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Unclassified
Malware
No 1.3.0.18 1.3 Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable b65098d416b74a55
fa17eaae2bd52d62
1ebc34df
5daf3e0399f5f224
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Unclassified
Malware
No 3, 3, 8, 1 N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable b2ca29593f927f73
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1c76c0e5b8ede826
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~v001
No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
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1ebc34df
5daf3e0399f5f224
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Unclassified
Malware
No 3, 3, 8, 1 N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 July 2008 at 6:51 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable decca3840c4797e8
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No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 10.224.1.116/32
2 N/A Executable 2bf45a751e26a170
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565137a3
e7dd14dc1f886b4a
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No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 52b574e2eca75f75
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394a5ab8
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3b3ae0c9abb7178b
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 500230e42dcbe6c8
67e7b6e74e1f2ae6
f8bbfd38
4e12e98c3d5f6914
5f15ce894a539d56
No N/A N/A United Kingdom
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