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: 03 December 2018 at 1:31 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 JoWooD Studio Vienna Executable 4e49f8c74e17f7ea
c65a2d9b44834e55
5699d737
49ad6917f09e7a6f
a7d0808d25ae50b3
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 1, 0, 0,
84
0, 0, 0, 1 Russian Federation N/A
2 Macromedia, Inc. Executable ebbfc8f5d9a6561b
b7faeb19fde739cb
18e815f2
558adea7b6f34e1e
5e4593e913e9cc9e
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
No 7,0,14,0 7,0,14,0 Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 September 2018 at 2:18 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 2b6504c6bfdee1c5
a7d6f55c1b3e40f2
a5a25552
271ab6c25807b9ea
8fcc01210cabefd8
No N/A N/A United States
2 Panzar Studio Executable 1aeea47088eeb9c1
33adc16c93bfefce
c72c0ce7
9125b622c37999e0
a41d943c1fa9710d
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 United States
3 Panzar Studio Executable ccca5fc170d8786a
df5501aa1e266c5e
b34ce50d
dc5dc1e0e73a8fc1
0d57a55efae20e2a
Yes 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 United States
4 Binance Executable 82224a91351da6ec
805226a20c532ce8
7d14aba9
3ce266c3cf6c5f84
e3b8ec08d5f62d6e
Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
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