How to Remove “rexec.exe”

What is rexec.exe?

rexec.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as TCP/IP Remote Exec Commands. It belongs to Windows Operating System and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in %windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as rexec.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with rexec.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • rexec.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the rexec.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside %windir%\ServicePackFiles\i386, then it is likely that the system is affected with rexec.exe malware.

How to remove rexec.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing rexec.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove rexec.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 October 2011 at 1:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4c25644ef06222d8
fb77bbb9d6ed27f2
c01db931
f049c4e77bacadde
e75fc0fbdde5e5b5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c64ca957264e8daf
3a9970380db43cf9
8aeff297
8db4e02bf4e5b376
2171f8a9d95917b2
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Romania N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 583b75ee6b16d57d
48cfec0e32ac8448
91deb722
48a0e3302e1193db
f28e8c91862d9e89
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 78561aea686c3a86
9157ad6ad3cf88b4
2a19ea3c
e77053e44db396c4
f03c48b72ed951cb
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 June 2008 at 10:50 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 58830716dda2714a
3daa45c1e4a32fab
82e6425f
09a8c7859ef3c062
631b819b8dd7834b
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1f231e6c06c0aff8
746efcdd3a2938cf
5a549d26
40eab57042f4103e
b9cef6119d79ba51
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Germany
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable babc36b4cb9ce59c
62f17c261a299b93
1ff7417e
aa7fa8514e0d9bf4
876cd110b028a984
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b73bfebb9b520f46
e3ec75a83c31da32
ff5d2a14
ff5b4725d35be68e
1cd305e241932577
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
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