How to Remove “starter.exe”

What is starter.exe?

starter.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Creative Technology. This process is known as Creative Labs Ensoniq Mixer Tray icon and it belongs to Creative Labs Ensoniq Mixer. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of starter.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by starter.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the starter.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from starter.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the starter.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with starter.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove starter.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 December 2018 at 2:08 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 3bbba7ce749615cb
b43f5ca4a5c3842b
a227508e
94ee12b5299e8530
a8bf364611c17d75
Win32.Viking
.N~clean
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Taiwan N/A
2 N/A Executable 3a3672dc7e7c0e83
8506d5ffcda569b1
3f7c5b96
95783625b5a5b3d0
5af9f1a0c702be06
Win32.Viking
.N~clean
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Taiwan N/A
3 N/A Executable ed308123cd78cad5
a6630200b463a33b
b69491c3
82e7cd213bbfa9ca
451eebbdcfbf35e8
TrojWare.Win
32.Ransom.Bl
ocker.UOY
No N/A N/A Philippines N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 August 2010 at 12:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 2a3935066f3206de
67762de1ae1b4295
9ff30a2a
64c2d88d7c4de89a
434154b492730bc1
Yes N/A N/A United States
2 Poker Indicator INC. Executable 4fa65b8c10268b93
561b75aa65c61166
c181bc16
5607601fff0fa512
f914787a350848c4
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 United States
3 N/A Executable 66cd2d03270826d9
aead5f51982f59bc
fea4f7b7
754c50e25a71d71d
c26c6a6ace53259b
No N/A N/A United States
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