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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