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: 13 May 2018 at 1:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f517b102cdc72436
83f7a3f6eb231677
423c55b4
44e9b490e74b642b
606e6af5ad07b590
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
5.155.221.120/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6f97252a4266c3ac
2e2f84097cccb095
243671be
892c3eeb8e7eda95
845800463c90103a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 197.33.205.213/32 N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 5a9d0de38176b273
121d4d5887f64e35
a8936355
79dd461ab0dff267
0f036e4be7ab7a4f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 783bc08f80c539cf
b86c0155910a6491
e3a7cf58
392719c13a40fd42
d10094ae0e48c929
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 5.227.233.194/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 March 2016 at 8:02 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable b3ad06d5a6fa9a46
677a56a3aa9ac636
43d6d30a
be839c3825189df4
62bfa287760b7a6e
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable e3194f35c38f8650
5ffa6c06fbdfc50c
5fd4af31
99fb93643620d203
2632a3dfc1633b7e
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 48fc26bf3e42c735
fc8da500b59171fc
79a74658
084544338b4e8cdf
3a17bc6a9628ca1f
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 48fc26bf3e42c735
fc8da500b59171fc
79a74658
084544338b4e8cdf
3a17bc6a9628ca1f
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.116/32
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