How to Remove “shift.exe”

What is shift.exe?

shift.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team. This process is known as GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In and it belongs to GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of shift.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by shift.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the shift.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system froms hift.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the shift.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

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: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with shift.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove shift.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 October 2008 at 1:58 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
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Malware Behavior
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Unclassified
Malware
No 1.00 1.00 Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 71db0d9ca82e1e84
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fc96eed5
5f88c4bd33d70842
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Portugal N/A
3 N/A Executable 71db0d9ca82e1e84
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fc96eed5
5f88c4bd33d70842
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A China N/A
4 N/A Executable 71db0d9ca82e1e84
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5f88c4bd33d70842
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 May 2009 at 11:55 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable eb8029ebc01968a2
7146ac1351d28756
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4ccecb133b1e4f1f
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No 2.8.0.0 2.8.0 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable dfa871fbe2cc779b
cee3eb2e93ff5976
9faee0fe
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Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 27a4c6650663eb42
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4 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 28c556127c9e28f0
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No 2.8.0.0 2.8.0 Thailand
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