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!

39

Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 March 2018 at 7:12 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 91e3338c2bb2c281
8c16331f31aa39f5
9ee4e39c
d1588d6fc515c11a
428571239e27f338
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States N/A
2 N/A Non-executable abdd952f1855bbd8
a0353614193ed523
792a08b0
7d8d8d60d37d8a3b
965310a46dee315c
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 197.39.24.59/32 N/A
3 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
4 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
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
8

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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2bebb9f6dcc0c957
782d37bbab10030c
ce50843e
45808e221a6a9035
9d44ded609a2fa0a
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.25.43/32
2 N/A Executable 2c2bb51e53241cdd
20933f99696d7a46
3de62589
bb19a05c6101dec7
c71d88de20d2ef28
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.146/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable c5533d8d19dfd2da
78d95a465eb27b2b
10b7999c
2f3f069b05d6a59a
d3cf4ec537baafd0
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1c504696ea3acb04
cec1aa2cea5b8c9c
855462a0
e0b8c16746ec6653
4939c14df2d3dbee
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
Exclusive Offer
Get Free Endpoint Protection
Get Advanced
Endpoint
Protection

Award-Winning Security to Protect Your Clients from Cyber Attacks

Comodo Internet Security Pro

Antivirus Protection protection from hackers! Get the ultimate Antivirus solution to keep your PC clean and to remove viruses from a slow or infected PC. Improve the PC performance at home or use it on-the-go!

Get Comodo Internet Security Comodo Internet Security