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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Malware Entries

First Seen: 30 November 2014 at 12:28 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 21994cceb3308a3f
a707c1ec69f2fbf0
f07c1bf5
85fe9348a7950fb7
2ee997f68c4d9647
Unclassified
Malware
No 8.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
8.00.7600.
16385
United States N/A
2 N/A Executable ebc3546f39b02f1a
1816d0e12f233949
e6e31616
46c4bd9b2318552f
e0812d41e3122170
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 10.108.55.52/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 July 2008 at 11:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Simon Tatham Executable 3b1333f826e5fe36
395042fe0f1b895f
4a373f1b
54cb91395cdaad9d
47882533c21fc0e9
Yes Release
0.70
Release
0.70
United States
2 Sebastien Blavier Executable fa19c3f95bd2f62e
93f15e3205d1d775
c733b3ee
29b23dea4678a72e
ae22fbf7e6589f39
No 0.29 with
Putty 0.64
0.29 with
Putty 0.64
10.0.17.167/32
3 Simon Tatham Executable 44ac2504a02af84e
e142adaa3ea70b86
8185906f
7a0dfc5353ff6de7
de0208a29fa2ffc9
No Release
0.63
Release
0.63
10.108.55.52/32
4 Simon Tatham Executable 6c7ea23ca3b61fe4
a5c88acd7132079a
6c292e80
f9120481520d8202
fa0a02dfdb575ba7
No Release
0.64
Release
0.64
United States
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  • 32 items per page
 
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