How to Remove “pythonw.exe”

What is pythonw.exe?


pythonw.exe is a legitimate file. The process is known as ActiveState ActivePython. It is developed by Active State Software. It is commonly stored in C:\Python31\. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as pythonw.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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

 
The type of malware programs varies and the mode of infection also varies. Any of the following can alert you if the system is infected.  
  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the pythonw.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton
To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the pythonw.exe to check the location, if the location is C:\Python31\, then the system is not affected by pythonw.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by pythonw.exe malware.
 
How to remove the pythonw.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 pythonw.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 May 2018 at 7:54 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 60937def5e081a8d
59bb295e249c5f2b
3928eb27
eeb8da1ed2bae92e
4774724f5ad2d4ae
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 N/A Executable 3e45f175b99e5148
5ee9acebebc0b825
23b70462
16f5c2c58e672274
6248372cae559d26
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 February 2009 at 3:11 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 8820df8d0ddabd5c
ed3abbb2e5a8851d
db126114
92a3520d8f9a2917
49327d5dfb4f5270
Yes N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 1cfedf3cc480cf9a
79f7f8745f98695d
560e5b1b
195a79c8f0d7d427
b164d4439dd4f6d2
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.45/32
3 N/A Executable 453fcff17d13c970
6a729d3fe5afaf8c
0dd765ee
545ea4ea886b7948
c958d0c2e0476475
No N/A N/A United States
4 Python Software Foundation Executable 6e5b7a18578c7d64
8747fa8a7a65be3a
9f1d3274
00a93e4a08632b49
6634d66d975cb036
Yes 3.7.0 3.7.0 United States
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