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: 24 January 2012 at 7:39 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
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MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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87f911ceea2c51f1
3fd6ac88
f4dc0258714b035b
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Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission N/A
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1ef9c602
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0d8b5f2e6e67f9a8
Unclassified
Malware
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Thailand N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 August 2008 at 10:12 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 9ece4552f7c07cd9
694a9e26e7b20475
581d1f68
ca5635f0b74ead77
107387b2b38d44e9
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.117/32
2 N/A Executable 5c9fb70f4be42c1f
30dfa492d508554e
6325261c
4d232dea797de798
2c676fcb76ff275c
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 76cf49341d4f5502
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36d38030
ab8f335b5c5dc048
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Yes N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable cc3ff2871347d8a5
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455872c4
9327b6c34c3317ce
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Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
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