How to Remove “sminstal.exe”

What is sminstal.exe?

sminstal.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Internationl Business Machines Corporation. This process is known as Sminstal MFC Application and it belongs to Sminstal Application. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.
Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of sminstal.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by sminstal.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 start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • 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 sminstal.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 from sminstal.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 sminstal.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 sminstal.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 February 2011 at 5:17 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 27a28eae7216d96c
e7d2303720f34593
466ce497
6b225219b621f01c
eda71eb3c204a7b9
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 July 2008 at 9:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 7d9c9d46b5cc83b5
06721dc417c47276
9abb5d02
e44a7dde11f87767
30506cd5b1c43cdf
Yes 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Netherlands
2 N/A Executable 48440ad6d0ee00ad
feba4bf65db3fc80
ed16f5c3
c482249d2bd8fa2e
24316831a5eba77e
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Ukraine
3 N/A Executable 7d9c9d46b5cc83b5
06721dc417c47276
9abb5d02
e44a7dde11f87767
30506cd5b1c43cdf
Yes 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States
4 N/A Executable d64fda06fc386756
ab9d744051b5c781
d9a582c3
665f513ad7b26b21
6f9d5bbfe443771c
No 8.0.0.7214 1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
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