How to Remove “so.exe”

What is so.exe?

so.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by MetaProducts Corp. This process is known as StartUp Organizer Executable and it belongs to MetaProducts StartUp Organizer. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of so.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by so.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 so.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 so.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 so.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.

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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 so.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 21 June 2009 at 12:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Emco Software Executable 6bceb2a79652c9fb
d8e474f23fb33695
0bf0e128
9cefb993873dd3d1
6cec515c7c016126
Unclassified
Malware
No 7.9.16.104
5
7.9.16.104
5
United States N/A
2 Bimesoft Executable 2768ac43cc36b375
be07ad7a4c08fdeb
a4be5daf
21e15733a2826e47
c20f36168af19a28
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1.4.1.27 1.4 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 33822eb168df56af
4ab19c299347b5e5
bf17466e
ef3b8355961b89b3
84e6b6351f888087
Backdoor.Win
32.PcClient.
~d5
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 Bimesoft Executable 2768ac43cc36b375
be07ad7a4c08fdeb
a4be5daf
21e15733a2826e47
c20f36168af19a28
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1.4.1.27 1.4 South Africa N/A
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13

Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 June 2008 at 8:53 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Bimesoft Executable 2262f43ff3987d97
e1035afd6300ddc1
f9501ac2
3cf38d403bf84759
5d3674e7a22b387a
No 1.2.8.5 1.2 Internal Submission
2 MetaProducts corp. Executable 5fe4e3872c605d13
d5c224afb83cb1fc
dd981d98
fc4a31487b87bfa3
b992751c363dc53b
No 2.0.0.149 2.0 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 1e488c18bc602654
db9a5b12e2fe23f8
7aea1152
989a4ae606728fb6
1f61493a4a04fa48
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Bimesoft Executable 8b64118ffc20047f
9d6695c7e89bcce0
57282490
68cd0f43c33c9672
d1bdb73eec269967
No 1.2.9.12 1.2 Internal Submission
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