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: 28 March 2010 at 1:09 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 8abc47f5d78fa722
80d3a4b8187825b1
be8bffce
b6f52261e82c5777
3e27eae7dd298564
TrojWare.Win
32.Obfuscate
d.ajth
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 N/A Executable fad816302c2f27a0
2c3966c722a32b03
18158c69
ecfbe109ef46015d
a31d1a8d26b717da
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 99bdb74d5be3a8a0
6b47df4b5339a4ed
0e616bef
24100ebb4e05951d
cc029c3a6b2d10b4
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 June 2008 at 8:59 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8bd131b03d6ba865
b228ca8ee3239d2e
f2b90b74
d69a9abbb0d795f2
1995c2f48c1eb560
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8f26b474cb7a8f8a
ce40e98574034d73
22b1fbe8
f0c0d05727a4e1e9
1f4347c2270500aa
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
198.20.167.84/32
3 N/A Executable 55001d8e89c9911f
89bd97f2afc452cb
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5b1d5f2272641ddc
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No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8bd131b03d6ba865
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f2b90b74
d69a9abbb0d795f2
1995c2f48c1eb560
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
104.236.253.252/32
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