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

Safe Entries
First Seen: 19 October 2011 at 8:58 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Windows Executable bc2f6dd25a38eb07
0308a9ea9adabf30
aa62eb5b
73337c9f41a9a2b7
283d95ed1f804e89
TrojWare.Win
32.Fareit.RG
Y
No 1.09.0005 1.09.0005 197.211.58.67/32 N/A
2 UMbrella.保护伞 Executable 1b12bc0ca9c70479
48e1277e6a6ce6eb
bd1115a5
1be265f00638bee0
9bbeff83bf3f2b63
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Internal Submission N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
31

Safe Entries

Safe Entries
First Seen: 19 July 2008 at 11:13 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Macromedia, Inc. Executable dc00a2372ca5c47b
55de110c7fca3998
a11e3fa8
03f15320dc8894a9
845d83502d0dd1eb
No 8,0,22,0 8,0,22,0 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable cfba9e45c6089300
9a3ba01dd44e758c
9a133146
037afd26208a3c2c
2497022a412096d3
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 0e7cc48eaca49d05
817e08d1848b642b
1cbcc184
4c6a656436dc94cc
78759fcc509c8523
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable af352b3288bb6785
45f2cd83e578c1eb
a2959333
b4336ea415c7f0ce
4c0b546b22a2094d
No 3.0.0.13 N/A Internal Submission
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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