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: 16 July 2017 at 1:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 833c5f9d1b45c3dc
c9e81259d3468a37
b4531153
090ce6cd8af80714
79bb851d04b96b15
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Vietnam N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2008 at 4:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Simon Tatham Executable 59dfb230200d52e8
82db3e5287aad631
0d66b5ab
fde45408141cf831
c479a76c068deb4c
No Developmen
t snapshot
2010-12-17
:r9028
Developmen
t snapshot
2010-12-17
:r9028
10.224.1.59/32
2 Simon Tatham Executable 7806ad24f669cd8b
b9ebe16f87e90173
047f8ee4
528248ae133191c5
91ec6d12732f2cfd
Yes Release
0.70
Release
0.70
United States
3 N/A Executable b6008b1c2bc0dd93
d93f02f6221c6da1
91f8dbc8
cdc0c2e35b8085ce
8d5554f3e7005b30
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Simon Tatham Executable f09061415c2f436f
073b68cee2b1e630
cf3e2f0b
df25aea8d336edc3
921f210095539364
Yes Unidentifi
ed build
Unidentifi
ed build
Internal Submission
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