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: 13 February 2019 at 11:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 5bba51ab218d9e8d
049aba6a9b954b83
cdee417e
079a7ff1cb07250d
c7211f529eec6f12
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
2 N/A Executable 2d3b8ceca3b48381
f99122870d3e281f
e9cffd2d
44b14ba24b19564b
9ba9e6cdb3b8783c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
3 N/A Executable 1e458f40ee02f20d
297d78b63481416f
1c9954fb
722358951c7e65f8
864e10a1930f274a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A 31.129.235.130/32 N/A
4 RingCube Technologies, Inc. Executable b909c3261ec8abfc
d9a57bcca1314966
e4707d78
d57306d3dc131ce1
4a6693efebabcbb8
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 2.1.1.0 2.1.1.0 United States N/A
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  • 32 items per page
2

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 Binance Executable 82224a91351da6ec
805226a20c532ce8
7d14aba9
3ce266c3cf6c5f84
e3b8ec08d5f62d6e
Yes 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 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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