How to Remove “rainst.exe”

What is rainst.exe?

Originally developed by LogMeln, Inc., rainst.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as LogMeln Installer and it belongs to LogMeln application. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
rainst.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after rainst.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by rainst.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • rainst.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove rainst.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove rainst.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 January 2012 at 9:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable beacf9d632f74d5d
2f31f11f3611cae4
976ad58b
7862a9603de4c92b
6e6a80e0e76a1df0
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No N/A N/A Zambia N/A
2 N/A Executable ecc591bc274ade44
3505d4212dd4e255
4ea20702
eaac6fccdb530315
af7850ade1c88e45
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No N/A N/A Zambia N/A
3 N/A Executable 0eb70645e42c05dc
c2a169c2997e1c5a
2424eb34
99c8b733eca89f0a
ea52eb3d82a540a9
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes N/A N/A Morocco N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 September 2008 at 7:11 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 LogMeIn, Inc. Executable ecd0132e733fad29
a501632aa79a79e7
3fd29713
b021efed362b4dd1
bf0e918321d569f0
Yes 4.0.784 4.0.784 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 21f5d9e3c999e119
2c704a47003d9240
6f9c7a60
2080966e43599bcd
802e5216dcd3aafe
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable bf386d34475ede12
fc521503224ca655
1964391d
25afdba6300e97a7
aea8ebae8e39ccd6
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Non-executable 4aa2670186af254d
80ebc8455ea8242c
52fec4a7
5a1016255cc13fb7
385372811ac6ae28
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.149/32
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