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: 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 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 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 5c438cd162fb540d
eb70aeb324b03963
7ff4735a
9bd7baca7a139b29
fb5c26ec93c4f822
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
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 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 8cc90b4cbfcd622b
30095f4b6cdf9b01
b62028de
0cfd77715e899e9f
de1db92e64a4a897
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States
4 N/A Executable 2c2bb51e53241cdd
20933f99696d7a46
3de62589
bb19a05c6101dec7
c71d88de20d2ef28
No N/A N/A United States
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