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: 30 March 2009 at 9:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 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
2 N/A Non-executable a73a1c1bf8416150
249f6d829c1f465a
ba75aed2
2e5445a4c9e9a5d1
168205aec44aeacf
TrojWare.Win
32.PkdKlone.
~d3
No 3, 2, 12,
1
N/A Russian Federation N/A
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29

Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 2:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ab50bb06800b5b0b
3cf73836940d1b26
b0180f4f
5bf030abc0280ee5
5663bab45ec13ac0
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
United States
2 N/A Executable 02eaa785309f475a
357efc8bb8405abf
327a71c5
af0fcb492ec2016f
2abbb0f17b418c96
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
3 N/A Executable 02eaa785309f475a
357efc8bb8405abf
327a71c5
af0fcb492ec2016f
2abbb0f17b418c96
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.167/32
4 N/A Executable 02a8ca0dd22d565f
036f4fb59ddd1c76
99d6fbf6
b5fdfd20cf8e6bb5
8deeae2220d07046
No N/A N/A United States
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