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.

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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: 14 October 2011 at 1:15 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Love Me' Executable b8f2919f5d2d9844
a940ad7c03fda24f
a176ae85
8d74c3ff4dbcbe27
3102ca3fa2da1a95
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.00 1.00 Internal Submission N/A
2 色熊xx网安vip后门带上帝之门破解版 - [http://www.hkmke.com/] Executable cd343ee444922a5d
4a39c8caccf350cb
2352b56f
d7e2a22559017e04
c6f3f941807314b9
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.OSC
F
No 1.0.1.8 1.0.1.8 Internal Submission N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 128959527f7757be
fc416b2214116103
b098f95c
a9e2fb09d749f516
4c119e120a735af3
Unclassified
Malware
No 4.99.0114.
1
2.01 Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 2576af321d5c3dd1
b66e7e3b1c67d3fa
3c24ffb7
54cddb5d0d3408fb
9cec380e1007f930
Worm.Win32.D
ropper.RA
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 October 2010 at 8:53 pm
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
71f3f379
4ccecb133b1e4f1f
f61c6daedefb41e5
No 2.8.0.0 2.8.0 Internal Submission
2 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 27a4c6650663eb42
3cdb81d9ade6dab5
f62e2a2c
2bc5ed65f4c451f6
8d3fa5e74291d19d
Yes 2.8.14.0 2.8.14 United States
3 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 241ae9e529237a5a
015150d7a73d7527
d93b0ab4
92e6779d8e535c79
a43d8ec7c69c2aa4
No 2.8.10.0 2.8.10 10.224.1.65/32
4 Redbrick Executable ebbcf3d1f34c78f3
986a57f77558d881
6099c8fd
a17006b635cc9e47
9a5635465bd7df27
No 61.0.3163.
100
3.0.2 United States
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