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: 31 December 2017 at 12:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Macromedia, Inc. Executable 19fd5bbe3d695d99
517d89c7728fc88a
315d32f5
5f76f806b681dd16
628b5cc402a429f7
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
No 4,0,7,0 4,0,7,0 Pakistan N/A
2 N/A Executable b6eb3547ee3ee281
451a05a041533f88
09eb303e
01867a3d15ad275c
da6e684889c19628
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0.4.0 8.0.4.0 156.203.78.240/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 7b1b2cb01f50514b
4d122c82514dc442
a3a49195
e9747ea57f7c5a95
423618a22641d00e
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Taiwan N/A
4 Bernhard Millauer,Uwe Mayer Executable e7e06fa6005762f4
a48fcb85f529b552
e2cd1ede
923ee90a946fc0e1
e8827c354ff2af32
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 3.0.1.0 3.0.1 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 May 2009 at 12:45 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Northcode Inc. Executable 9bbea51e6c4fdab0
1a390ec74b71a1c2
737a7a31
f82fa8c2779af266
36e42d1eb7b68640
Yes 3, 1, 0, 0 3, 1, 0, 0 10.0.17.146/32
2 Northcode Inc. Executable 9bbea51e6c4fdab0
1a390ec74b71a1c2
737a7a31
f82fa8c2779af266
36e42d1eb7b68640
Yes 3, 1, 0, 0 3, 1, 0, 0 United States
3 Northcode Inc. Executable 9bbea51e6c4fdab0
1a390ec74b71a1c2
737a7a31
f82fa8c2779af266
36e42d1eb7b68640
Yes 3, 1, 0, 0 3, 1, 0, 0 United Kingdom
4 N/A Executable 0e958a6c82fbb5b3
b87848f464cbb9f8
d5920431
c85d9afaff2e5ade
cd70799d4541cbef
No N/A N/A United States
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