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 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable cd51a8401ab771af
a962e68fdbf7473a
4c19a71d
953ce2fba9a8dc72
8566e2365ba26bca
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
2 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
3 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
4 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
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2010 at 3:45 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 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
2 Pragma Systems, Inc Executable 9b847b96ef30c258
7a1fc829092d656f
4d9b678c
a1f29db26ade1920
a1dd3996a37cf10b
No 6.0.0.1 6.0.0.1 United States
3 N/A Executable 187432917a43a82f
7799c10bc5dffeee
e212e88d
3bc612cd93e1042f
fa77125c396cf6c4
No N/A N/A United States
4 Pragma Systems, Inc Executable 646ba013b788535f
96e61c764b3e0ed3
56ddaa08
8fd402cddd571ad9
8436fc45dbc898df
No 6.0.1.658 6.0.1.658 Internal Submission
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