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 b949a158eac7dfda
07c2967dbb499af4
18801ce5
d9d8bed4080330bb
8c794e5930815014
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Morocco N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c8f7a10664bbf4ef
695ceab1575878f4
bd6bcec7
8132d107894d0d83
0b54808c80f00bde
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.naf
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b14d3ab7b3c2f7bd
b440e5d2b5af81e4
5dbb7b28
5a33ae46794ce68d
a8e17a9c110bfe46
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Morocco N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 340ca052a93e1d61
97209fff7431fe6a
6d755f13
d753f49cf735c08b
b0aab2eefa0accb9
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Europe 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 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 0051201cab955b22
f4a3b940be7380a7
cc0eb307
fca9e12eeffd7db7
7e81ab67f604dac9
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable a2534b65f2dbda5f
81c8c85b39cc44ec
917fc364
62ac5009d0273d21
fd21de1d755e0475
Yes 3.7.0.0 3.7.0.0 China
3 N/A Executable 2c2bb51e53241cdd
20933f99696d7a46
3de62589
bb19a05c6101dec7
c71d88de20d2ef28
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.146/32
4 N/A Executable a294a9e485c37d89
bf68bb9571808b09
94ea260d
7c20774d170cc400
a78de22fad2d59ce
No N/A N/A United States
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