How to Remove “reg.exe”

Originally developed by  Microsoft Corporation, reg.exe and also this process known as Registry Console Tool and it is a legitimate file that is associated with Windows Operating System. It is an important component of Microsoft Narrator application and is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

reg.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after reg.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

1. reg.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
2. Erratic internet connection
3. Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
4. Computer screen freezes
5. PC's processing speed suffers
6. 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:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove reg.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 make sure 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: 18 June 2018 at 12:53 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
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83a31584
4a78e758a14f94ce
847638dfd584c6f0
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.00 1.00 United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable da66cb72a34a9e59
af6d0de993290e18
023f106f
7dbe428fd4a2419a
b88fefeb694edefd
Unclassified
Malware
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e5b7c63022e8a79d
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3fefff92
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
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6.1.7600.1
6385
Nigeria N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a0fcc13dbcd6b8bd
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c0d01a90
54faaa354cb2fcf8
346602188f21a44e
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 January 2009 at 10:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ReactOS Development Team Executable 683a057f220644b2
4c1e551e1d1a09fb
cab1a105
df282c6f0757a4f4
06876ab3dc04790f
No 0.4.9 0.4.9 10.108.51.116/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 911dbebc15905685
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2e7416fd
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No 5.00.2000.
1
5.00.2000.
1
10.224.25.96/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3313e9724fc1852a
10962a1bfb1c1f12
5bf9a974
ac46883e2bd13234
4d0ee13fb901257c
No 10.0.10586
.0
(th2_relea
se.151029-
1700)
10.0.10586
.0
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8f26b474cb7a8f8a
ce40e98574034d73
22b1fbe8
f0c0d05727a4e1e9
1f4347c2270500aa
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States
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