How to Remove “reset.exe”

What is reset.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, reset.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Remote Desktop Services Reset Utility and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is located in C:\Windows by default. 
reset.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after reset.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • reset.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:\Windows, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove reset.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: 27 October 2012 at 12:53 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 58b31d0e4c0c33ba
b5d516c54a0b4360
95cc0bb1
212b71ed80682c67
5d8417bfde95cbf5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 156.220.2.23/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable 839f1a7e2ab933c7
0bee4616ab942b6c
cc83588d
9c7293143c3d61d0
d3a0cf4f4f0589e8
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Startpa
ge.klpp
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable ad0cd5e90e20d1c7
93eaa3e9eaf1a6e5
e039e212
15ccae8292b112a1
f40925299ae13441
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3272b194272b9b0d
f1f5f10cc50aec91
586c46c2
0e514cd093d757e2
f835fde5cd8c1272
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Europe N/A
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19

Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 April 2011 at 9:48 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ab533e931baf23d6
12e62c26ad12ee35
934c9e64
e9a882b0a4d71c7d
5d7f34ba97ccff45
No N/A N/A Romania
2 N/A Executable b3ad06d5a6fa9a46
677a56a3aa9ac636
43d6d30a
be839c3825189df4
62bfa287760b7a6e
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 02eaa785309f475a
357efc8bb8405abf
327a71c5
af0fcb492ec2016f
2abbb0f17b418c96
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
4 N/A Executable 02eaa785309f475a
357efc8bb8405abf
327a71c5
af0fcb492ec2016f
2abbb0f17b418c96
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.167/32
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