How to Remove “riprep.exe”

What is riprep.exe?

riprep.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Windows NT Remote Installation Services Prep Tool. It belongs to product Microsoft Windows Operating System for Windows and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as riprep.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with riprep.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 riprep.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • riprep.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 riprep.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with riprep.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing riprep.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 riprep.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 November 2010 at 9:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d6d785b9c14ce497
11f9d4afc178cb5c
a8789a43
d155f97d43ad3618
08bde3074bd826db
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 24a729bcd0b4ae4d
8ad4f7565767f95b
044009bc
88169e06441eb4af
8c912425348b6bbf
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable eae55953262398b5
750ab5acb45a83c6
e156bd54
2ef65861c9c7a8cd
798b652b4039aae4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.l
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Italy N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 00f9bcc9c67b41fe
3470c343c29a2e0c
2f35cb52
8989e889c7e23462
2809dabf4e898d54
Virus.Win32.
Sality.l
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
Italy N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 August 2008 at 9:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0e50a5c4d2d491ad
2d4cfa6f5d10373b
2bf814e0
ae72df84e709a16e
bdcff032d2cb727c
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
10.224.1.57/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3e0e453263b2de74
134f509c2ce8127a
5d79a9cb
6c3c28a60189a51f
92bad9b2ddb5dcc1
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Japan
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 201702f06d6d2c90
1fee1259683df36b
d9d09cc7
4a6f3427a42bebc0
db2737a5e8d273bb
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
10.224.1.55/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e15d82c0684c3335
d5821cb2d82e5330
0496d3f2
924051d099962a7d
f22fabd4f6ddab1d
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
Internal Submission
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