How to Remove “router.exe”

What is router.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, router.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as TCP\IP Route Command IPv6 and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
router.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after router.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by router.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • router.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:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove router.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove router.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: 31 March 2011 at 4:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable a337722e96cc6b0f
1658ad1126a80b33
675f34d8
dd1965b245cda2af
80f9e83d92e65aa9
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 Tecnomotor S.p.A. Executable abddef708e9e699b
a1ae5a4082365db9
61b5c5f1
d2b13dbd49929205
40a7241967b9751a
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 1.0.1.0 1.0.0.0 Morocco N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 September 2008 at 10:14 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 8e55cd712cfc5a46
a5838065185a685d
4f73d4f4
81de4a9dd71b5dd4
69eccf1a00ef5e2b
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
2 Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. Executable ae765ecea5144a18
fcdbc880b00f3e16
18356542
b44f24ec7af5b0ac
95ea4581a1e75745
Yes 1, 0, 0,
2481
1, 0, 0, 1 United States
3 Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. Executable 3681e7b7e6d0da41
146350ec9f10d78b
06711925
6a2683a255848147
3c4c0da36b5de3b5
Yes 1, 0, 0,
2481
1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
4 Kurzweil Educational Systems, Inc. Executable f813d0997c055f57
6ba1526aac5b2f4e
cde17c90
49d63f4ced48c693
b74c9007e48a6bae
Yes 1, 0, 0,
3758
1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
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