How to Remove “rmscrn.exe”

What is rmscrn.exe?

rmscrn.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Norton Utilities Compacting Progress Screen. It belongs to Norton Utilities Compacting Screen and was developed by Symantec Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as rmscrn.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with rmscrn.exe malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 24 October 2011 at 5:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 PCTools Research Pty Ltd Executable 5a655aada9b48bd1
aa2390601c9068be
0c557565
7bcdfa01ffc65029
c48d7b21e9809554
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 5.00.0002 5.00.0002 145.255.6.10/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable 0380c3e67e9da05a
a43a5085f9f9018c
313948c6
f7fe049e35b4eb12
f622c816fa044ee2
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 November 2008 at 1:06 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 PCTools Research Pty Ltd Executable 3550d5af7fdac802
5a93dc65db52f2ce
62ab7f72
50bd2f18eb944e91
7d9cfb7e18fe823d
Yes 5.00.0002 5.00.0002 United States
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 1e984dd211b871f4
1a36baf8aea6404e
675bb27f
3957b7ee081bc1e2
48a0d68e134798b7
Yes 4.00.0314 4.00.0314 10.224.1.62/32
3 PC Tools Executable 69beb08ee5d941d8
4b0686a64c5374b7
89b5e7d2
022d9b623363ec13
1ef77fefb97c50de
Yes 7.00.0008 7.00.0008 Internal Submission
4 PCTools Research Pty Ltd Executable f53ec55cfcc34b31
770fa46952a284dc
32744b94
9836c6299a5f956d
daee78df3d79ab13
No 5.00.0001 5.00.0001 Internal Submission
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