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: 30 August 2018 at 11:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 5556212f338e4843
d6a4bf052ab6d27c
69c5d3cb
d48019db5cce3c9f
65e4bf2c9f69f2ba
Unclassified
Malware
No 2.07.27 2.07 Russian Federation N/A
2 Northcode Inc. Executable b3bba51f890b1c76
4c300f679fb41373
5eb3e705
54adadfd9eeee7df
4d16517f8b5b2ea0
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 3, 1, 0, 0 3, 1, 0, 0 Zambia N/A
3 Macromedia, Inc. Executable 1333fff1688ee336
ca0db09a94330f5a
598588dd
cb8b455158c6fbdd
85d01db94b2dda5f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 8,0,22,0 8,0,22,0 197.39.5.2/32 N/A
4 Macromedia, Inc. Executable 6deaad77fc1a23ca
451a136ddccea9d0
13d006f2
e633bbc218020ca3
f0909f7b7ad4b7f8
Unclassified
Malware
No 4,0,7,0 4,0,7,0 Saudi Arabia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 July 2009 at 11:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 tzuk Executable 1c351b497d8b649e
b689af44239ff33b
b2f2859b
78ca46a9b09b14e5
bccb5f51313ed1fd
No 2.60 2.60 10.224.25.96/32
2 Macromedia, Inc. Executable b30e3ad834b8ee51
39bfb67e149ac1fd
f21bcdf3
450e61bda0f0cf76
ba44c60d29e400f9
No 8.5r321 8.5 United States
3 N/A Executable 42ceefdd505cef93
aaf11955a47c5408
f88c284b
1728fd28b6ddb4a1
260b937feef62c54
No N/A N/A United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
 
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