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: 07 June 2018 at 2:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Northcode Inc. Executable ebcb36c729f8cb52
00654e5f080e658f
e025abb5
a652cade0d7101ff
544c3afb0fa656c3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 1, 0, 0 3, 1, 0, 0 Turkey N/A
2 N/A Executable 9fddab1b9f3a0145
4862a42d0b2e3bc3
a0ac72a4
23c6ef714616fd5a
193880874cc9f15e
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
3 Northcode Inc. Executable 7dda80fe5cc8f852
ab80d6799d1a851a
ce554285
fb6b034de6294e24
9a7e75b041f1b72b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 1, 0, 0 3, 1, 0, 0 Turkey N/A
4 N/A Executable 38737aa64ebfe318
66ece22b82c68d19
9dc40761
c5743fdbe88c4b77
4b1a311c9f3ace0c
Worm.Win32.D
ropper.RA
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
5

Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 December 2016 at 7:28 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 AquaSoft GmbH Executable c131731a376cfdb6
4e15ceeef46d4e32
22164de6
433f0ad419932d2d
eb4f72732956928c
Yes 10.4.4.119
1
10.4.4.119
1
10.108.51.119/32
2 N/A Executable a1040bf8584181b7
3025115d569f2a2c
333b4605
414c66989e6f0456
4a64ec6b28081029
No 3, 3, 0, 0 N/A Kazakhstan
3 N/A Executable 1ead082a87915434
e8f237ab822cf4cd
eafc56b8
2fd1da7614540223
967fa6106ea7481d
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable fb69dcd258b0b95f
368abe5e71c0d4e7
9078852b
10d9e9e7ce78a760
5877518b9186f973
No 0.0.0.0 0.0.0.0 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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