How to Remove “start.exe”

What is start.exe?

start.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Security Application Launcher. It belongs to Authentium ESP software developed by Authentium group. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after start.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • start.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible start.exe malware attack

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: 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 the start.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 24 March 2018 at 7:58 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 5c0dd75f81d27fb5
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 N/A Executable a5f1a832482e4b1c
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ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 6e329cfde5470424
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 April 2014 at 8:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Iain Buchanan Executable b761e45797fcb938
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89933e83
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Yes 0.0.7.98 0.0.07 United States
2 Sandboxie Holdings, LLC Executable 211f92c38af34f45
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c1fb6a28
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2b749f5aca9b2e4e
Yes 5.24 5.24 10.108.51.119/32
3 N/A Executable baf2b083c18ff6c9
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No N/A N/A 10.0.17.146/32
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