How to Remove “shmgrate.exe”

What is shmgrate.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, shmgrate.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Outlook Express and it belongs to Windows Operating system. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

shmgrate.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after shmgrate.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by shmgrate.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • shmgrate.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove shmgrate.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove shmgrate.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 October 2011 at 1:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable dc106f6344bac62f
0b295bab4ae14fca
be6890d2
333bfae2062dd4dc
26b51aee0616e0f6
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 463ba7b6d8ff736f
45b4134abaf34690
361d0496
30dc59827eb5827f
5a8c2a1ab9d83715
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Polip.A
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
China N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ae1bc7810aeb43bb
8485f50bbbea7d69
3bd58c7e
414ef3f2116dbabe
98e7f72a125c2b00
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5f7fe33ba74cb463
ebc327832fec90d2
adb31021
dfeb1ac22a46f80b
fbbdc4a18eb7ab08
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Yemen N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 10:01 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9ef9573b8a27c315
3bf3de71043c56da
9ceda159
a9fbec45f5614ac7
2244067d069324cb
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
10.224.1.55/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 12853f701a042c30
13d5f2864fc03f19
ee2fb55b
ef66b7abfbb716b2
0715965edffe3cfb
No 5.1.2600.1
106
(xpsp1.020
828-1920)
5.1.2600.1
106
10.100.130.247/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ec9adc85f51bde34
032a0f54cad4aa3b
63bbcde7
ac4ef0389071256f
621513592dfc8e9a
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
10.100.130.247/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 96aec6e51fc6b259
da620603a400ec2a
8bb517eb
77eeebd00f2ac166
7f5da435d9ce0e5e
No 5.1.2600.1
106
(xpsp1.020
828-1920)
5.1.2600.1
106
Canada
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