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: 29 December 2008 at 6:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 TODO: <公司名> Executable cfd4a9f8ece43d73
40750ebeda3aad1c
0488511b
a2ae4e6e43b34776
9334508de658382b
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 China N/A
2 N/A Executable f741718640076d10
e230a21efc3b4b28
e2f2b3dc
e141179456fa3216
6fe33e0e0900763e
Backdoor.BAT
.Teldoor.~dy
01
No N/A N/A China N/A
3 N/A Executable 1814db803ad4b708
66ecc1a9bf84183a
2b1f2948
052ebcda713f68e2
952e1e324c46cd66
TrojWare.DOS
.Elephant2
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 5f981d839cf7c5f5
ec7851d95083051d
16a66d6d
c34740d8e4a70e58
e361590819f3c398
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Agent.D
T
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 September 2008 at 3:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable d15f24c2952896e6
aedd9b93976fd0e4
b3cdc780
ceca91e119edcbc1
ca45c3148d5e45db
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 610ab40e264d2ec4
13c04d9d5b3cffce
a1e22965
e0829291eab14cbd
d62918b9dce482a3
No N/A N/A United States
3 DrayTek Executable 21e0749ff22da563
d988c86ca66801fa
400a2fc8
cf56a7a19b4505f0
7e9a338ac584f952
No 2.02.0002 2.02.0002 198.20.167.84/32
4 N/A Executable 610ab40e264d2ec4
13c04d9d5b3cffce
a1e22965
e0829291eab14cbd
d62918b9dce482a3
No N/A N/A 10.108.55.52/32
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