How to Remove “secedit.exe”

What is secedit.exe?

secedit.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Windows Security Configuration Editor Tool and it belongs to Windows Operating System. You can locate the file in C:\Windows. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after secedit.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with secedit.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:
1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the secedit.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove secedit.exe  malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove secedit.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove secedit.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 070c65d06a9a5cba
e70144685959a350
031dae98
a855d531f0bfec6f
f78006f654cdb174
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Turkey N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e0e0508a7361f27d
e13aba4baea318cb
b23cf4a9
b88f33067976fe23
c4e6c29074938021
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.ew
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable a939dad6dc1f4943
018c979dd51541f8
99e8c4e6
afc362b81000c638
96fc9c377ecb4202
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 10:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable a2534b65f2dbda5f
81c8c85b39cc44ec
917fc364
62ac5009d0273d21
fd21de1d755e0475
Yes 3.7.0.0 3.7.0.0 China
2 N/A Executable 2c2bb51e53241cdd
20933f99696d7a46
3de62589
bb19a05c6101dec7
c71d88de20d2ef28
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.146/32
3 N/A Executable a294a9e485c37d89
bf68bb9571808b09
94ea260d
7c20774d170cc400
a78de22fad2d59ce
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8cc90b4cbfcd622b
30095f4b6cdf9b01
b62028de
0cfd77715e899e9f
de1db92e64a4a897
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
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