How to Remove “spread.exe”

What is spread.exe?

spread.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:\Program files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as spread.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with spread.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 spread.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • spread.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 spread.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with spread.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing spread.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 spread.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 December 2008 at 8:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Oleg N. Scherbakov Executable ac3b5fd26c157222
488d57d8bbf318b0
87f4e8c0
6bf505d587f4f97c
b96e128c503210f0
Unclassified
Malware
No 1, 0, 0,
51123
1, 0, 0,
51123
United States N/A
2 N/A Executable d7df361028eeee8c
0b628125095e1d13
15c73ce8
1fd87e5bbd1233fd
d870a4249f37fbef
Unclassified
Malware
No 3, 3, 8, 1 N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 2fd83ec9376a466d
7756bff957bb1d1c
69b25f43
40a0b802aa11d4f3
9b8940b76c45641b
Unclassified
Malware
No 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 2fd83ec9376a466d
7756bff957bb1d1c
69b25f43
40a0b802aa11d4f3
9b8940b76c45641b
Unclassified
Malware
No 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 November 2008 at 10:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable c3d93c2e44e57b5c
bf2fbb242ef0cf8f
9c9d835e
47327388d4712ee6
346185f72ef37e98
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 6a3ac81ae23b6fd8
e9300ca6f7b117c8
61a6dcdb
d8fc6b574f1b54c6
c078c8e85dee8918
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 053529a6a558210d
bfb4366764c79e8f
ed2a1d1d
e3219e8708f2edee
226aeea0355566ec
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable f0c3f4fac0bfecf2
f6b34f6c35e31391
df5a20b1
d345375510bfa7f8
ed03f62efaf2b8e8
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
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