How to Remove “plink.exe”

What is plink.exe?


plink.exe is a legitimate file component of SecurSurf software developed by Simon Tatham, plink.exe is also known as Command-Line SSH.  It's default location in the computer is C:\Program Files.
Malware programmers create files with virus codes and name them after plink.exe to spread malwares on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


If your PC is infected with plink.exe, you will either have your internet browser redirecting you involuntarily to irrelevant websites, or you will notice plink.exe taking too much CPU usage. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible plink.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:\Program Files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get ride of the malware.
 
How to remove the plink.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 plink.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 February 2018 at 3:52 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Simon Tatham Executable e946b40030b17d52
38111954c9691a3b
10188358
1726f4787a1f9293
ac6e15035e08c8a1
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No Developmen
t snapshot
2012-01-26
:r9376
Developmen
t snapshot
2012-01-26
:r9376
Brazil N/A
2 N/A Executable 005c9ba24a47fbfd
fa33cd67fbc0311e
8d74032d
020b2083af211a4d
13521e343897b686
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.~SV
O
No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
3 Simon Tatham Executable 4b688c5716cd4a15
dee0cb3ce50d2210
970763fd
f91bed188362b581
d8ef76470a0b5832
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No Mr. Hinky
Dink's
build
Mr. Hinky
Dink's
build
10.108.55.52/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 September 2008 at 12:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Simon Tatham Executable 17b14f73552d258c
5131021a82bde290
180a961d
9a604eedf90b79c1
13cad0a6bf8a009a
Yes Release
0.70.2-Sou
rcetree
Release
0.70.2-Sou
rcetree
United Kingdom
2 Simon Tatham Executable 17b14f73552d258c
5131021a82bde290
180a961d
9a604eedf90b79c1
13cad0a6bf8a009a
Yes Release
0.70.2-Sou
rcetree
Release
0.70.2-Sou
rcetree
United States
3 Simon Tatham Executable 594aa04168296f59
0506fa4e794dd042
0d96770d
cde636909210ae33
9c7803a5ea0a94e8
No Webyogs
0.67
Webyogs
0.67
United States
4 Simon Tatham Executable e2740c7cef197ea1
7e39ca1356391b94
e026dd0b
e18c509656fcfe25
c3b2ff9ff335706e
No Release
0.62
Release
0.62
United States
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