How to Remove “spchapi.exe”

What is spchapi.exe?

spchapi.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Win32 Cabinet Self-Editor and it belongs to Windows Operating System. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files.
The virus is created by malware authors and is named after spchapi.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with spchapi.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the spchapi.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove spchapi.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove spchapi.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove spchapi.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 January 2011 at 4:42 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1cdb25d973809c55
49ce58b400af9372
d76a0223
3a6b9f40288af3c8
f3e08e98fcdfd55e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.71.1015.
0
4.71.1015.
0
Vietnam N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ded72f23f83bc683
dc15b847e54dfea8
043c6bf0
8884d7e27b380338
5bd1d3650f0a7248
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.P
Yes 4.71.1015.
0
4.71.1015.
0
Vietnam N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6df0ee6921987f00
6acf79886a519309
798da49e
5c2e94df713e83d0
459a2091e7183c5c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.71.1015.
0
4.71.1015.
0
Ukraine N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4f32a2baf6fff284
59148e5ca63a1cf6
b15e655d
eae00921798fe664
3722653c34a7d2fa
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.71.1015.
0
4.71.1015.
0
Ukraine N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 31 March 2009 at 1:03 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7ea6da9bd6d34133
cc19225cd5f13e6b
65f2df84
6f8f67833be4371c
da7d1800fdc93973
Yes 4.71.1120.
0
4.71.1120.
0
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 79521256aab1fc5d
01a661ed0cdff45a
88ab2ace
d421da9b6a100bf5
8c7c6d585c73ed4c
Yes 4.71.1015.
0
4.71.1015.
0
10.224.1.54/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 79521256aab1fc5d
01a661ed0cdff45a
88ab2ace
d421da9b6a100bf5
8c7c6d585c73ed4c
Yes 4.71.1015.
0
4.71.1015.
0
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0709260058ebe0c9
fca7d42fb13fc08f
13b46e60
e2b0921f488b7ca9
77a65b5b0b3794df
No 4.71.1015.
0
4.71.1015.
0
Internal Submission
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