How to Remove “spawn.exe”

What is spawn.exe?

Originally developed by Hewlett Packard, spawn.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Windows Millenium Spawn and it belongs to Hewlett Packard Spawn Application. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
spawn.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after spawn.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • spawn.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 spawn.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove spawn.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: 28 October 2008 at 12:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Irrdj Executable 0b783ed9dcb9aa57
bbd527b7f5d4626c
1ef9c602
654990a317a20994
0d8b5f2e6e67f9a8
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 25.65.0068 25.65.0068 Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable f29840baf2744d54
51ab60828483daf7
f8ce10c3
92e573fdbd0663e6
21350b0e4bf3ec26
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.XP
ACK.Gen
No N/A N/A Belarus N/A
3 N/A Executable f29840baf2744d54
51ab60828483daf7
f8ce10c3
92e573fdbd0663e6
21350b0e4bf3ec26
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.XP
ACK.Gen
No N/A N/A Kazakhstan N/A
4 N/A Executable f29840baf2744d54
51ab60828483daf7
f8ce10c3
92e573fdbd0663e6
21350b0e4bf3ec26
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.XP
ACK.Gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 July 2008 at 6:52 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 9815d58556920a0e
c957c1e70f6eac99
236377a6
50ee8da30bf417dc
72fb05801bf6049c
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 76cf49341d4f5502
6600f02dd405adf2
36d38030
ab8f335b5c5dc048
d82d3f3186194e04
Yes N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable f1b0851f9b19c846
e51e260d9e80bc9a
d2e2d5e1
17a52e5fca84abf5
f9ef31171ee04bf4
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable fdd52ce97bc49679
1dbed88225f102b7
f7edc1a3
83ada09983b76f18
98e3d920b51ec2cb
Yes N/A N/A 198.20.167.84/32
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