How to Remove “softglow.exe”

What is softglow.exe?

softglow.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In. It belongs to GNU Image Manipulation Program and was developed by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as softglow.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with softglow.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • softglow.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, 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 softglow.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with softglow.exe malware.

How to remove softglow.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing softglow.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free 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: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 January 2013 at 9:43 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 332f1b5803b77662
143936ff3767ad95
47d17649
76f171e4e6907ff9
3e4577102816a998
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable e95def024c53da95
016d52bfbed475c7
484b31bc
493ff9c31a9dfce2
4a665dcde0defb4b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.8.14.0 2.8.14 Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 November 2008 at 2:48 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Non-executable c686404476074a1b
07a5d5176a8956be
2b7fb703
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98de6183340a128e
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 33f5ab2a471b5314
f000c5ef5ae6e4ba
7feb7b36
77e931d86f781660
1bca6367545c6698
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 8867dd7d86439fb3
85a1fe49c5153761
16649a70
2aa2cff79209b472
0f1f60b9f0c06feb
Yes 2.8.2.0 2.8.2 Czech Republic
4 N/A Executable 5f4a1ad3ce6d2f6d
31d41d32bb04557d
84201011
11e3dd3d1fe2b8cb
7ab9ea48ddc11783
Yes N/A N/A Poland
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