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: 05 July 2018 at 3:38 pm
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
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 August 2013 at 2:16 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Simon Tatham Executable 5f9cb7afd681e6c7
cece2f3e15108e26
6e6d2860
0287e8b45aa0da64
8018c2646589d914
Yes Release
0.67
Release
0.67
10.224.25.43/32
2 Simon Tatham Executable c7cf6a73088399c3
1eac95feb826d6db
347dd518
79fd5cda809a6598
9bd9fbf94bac29cc
No Release
0.70
Release
0.70
10.224.25.43/32
3 N/A Executable c7a3f0232cf4735c
7773da4b7bd451a5
09767557
a107cbfbb1ec064c
3a5dd97e2f3fb543
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.45/32
4 Simon Tatham Executable 17b14f73552d258c
5131021a82bde290
180a961d
9a604eedf90b79c1
13cad0a6bf8a009a
Yes Release
0.70.2-Sou
rcetree
Release
0.70.2-Sou
rcetree
United States
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