How to Remove “shadow.exe”

What is shadow.exe?


shadow.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as session remote control utility and belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as shadow.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with shadow.exe  malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the shadow.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton
When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the shadow.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by shadow.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by shadow.exe malware.
 
How to remove the shadow.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the shadow.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 December 2010 at 1:35 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 109c6f45c09a22f0
9e0f01a9f12acb3a
257a76c0
34abd92ace8fc7d5
fc4888d8e57d9af4
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
197.33.232.31/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6f54f2ace1defac8
1b8e6223958d89a3
9a7a701b
80764e9d81df5884
466e6131b644919b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Indonesia N/A
3 N/A Executable dbd50d5574788538
24c8e9e3d0fac8d4
2b3ae77d
87703ec990b0dff7
9f2f7d2b4389ceeb
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 2547df3e8a4bde59
0414ecb116f79e89
913c59f9
005621c1607c1fde
472f727adf33c6ae
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine N/A
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17

Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 April 2010 at 1:45 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0bb1a111273caf74
55e306ce433931bb
31210886
8795338953ebad85
87076d9b81c82991
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 2b2e915daf631a94
2743e8ce56ac0f59
f1b0879c
3edfe90442dba3a8
029a03832292e8a7
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 8db6e02e06313d87
80c0fd67c8723465
cd50917c
84fb17e4b010479d
0129c495c5cae574
No N/A N/A 10.0.17.142/32
4 N/A Executable 08d57a52d6ede636
257d89eb02e5d71f
446b9289
d279363ca0072406
94a22f1a3a3d4ddc
No N/A N/A United States
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