How to Remove “putty.exe”

What is putty.exe?


putty.exe is a legitimate file known for its SSH, Telnet and Rlogin Client processes. It is developed by PuTTY Tray, a terminal emulator website. Its location in a computer is C:\Program Files\Common Files by default. Malware programmers create files with malicious codes and name them after putty.exe in an attempt to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS


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


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

First Seen: 25 July 2008 at 11:37 pm
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1 Simon Tatham Executable 3b1333f826e5fe36
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Yes Release
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2 Sebastien Blavier Executable fa19c3f95bd2f62e
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3 Simon Tatham Executable 1083245ac66d4261
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Yes Release
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United Kingdom
4 Simon Tatham Executable 0e0adb807d634191
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