How to Remove “reboot.exe”

reboot.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Reeboot Setup. It belongs to Win32 Setup-Execute software for Windows and was developed by Elitegroup Computer Systems. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as reboot.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with reboot.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • reboot.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the reboot.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with reboot.exe malware.

How to remove reboot.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing reboot.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Check on the “Do not detect new networks again” option when Comodo Internet Security internal firewall activates the network detection process.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

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 reboot.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 July 2008 at 12:38 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Option^Explicit Software (S!Ri's MOD) Executable 45561973e9f71f95
48335097a776fc6b
d123e310
7cbcd47bed0f5c9e
ba0815beaa99a120
Application.
Win32.Reboot
.~A
No 1.01 1.01 United States N/A
2 Option^Explicit Software Executable ac568d47177f14ce
40797a34103b8250
e21c6675
f8d97683b922fa73
b81bd0778a60f0df
Application.
Win32.Reboot
.~A
No 1.00 1.00 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 February 2009 at 12:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 2a09710f0444234c
f38f95d9c1786f41
095ec6e0
36dede9d61672646
bbb9cabf8c587c37
Yes 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 China
2 N/A Executable 58491a47b307db19
e4815c26db51e702
1373e3a1
6a5a831b8b404b41
98c7b87a0dd3d558
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.146/32
3 N/A Executable 41e25806d16c0f05
1dffb05047d0313b
af442242
d21362a4a8a8f259
0995411ab54ab114
No 5, 5, 1, 1 5, 5, 1, 1 United States
4 VIA Tech Executable 11904570b69f0f02
afe33e53d57eee26
0283a790
1677a0fd2d4e9c23
aa09c2824e4a30f3
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States
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