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.

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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: 26 September 2009 at 9:18 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Anton A. Drachev Executable 6f7925ab28d7c8ef
274210ed26ff634b
449d6215
065e8785975c7dcb
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Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1.0 1.0 United States N/A
2 TODO: Executable a467c448c14fcf20
8532497f0dd005b4
adbd9c41
7b7756d6bf182290
4a6dd653b271621e
ApplicUnwnt No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Turkey N/A
3 N/A Executable d4e8327b881d9864
2c89753cc7119fda
14c7c01a
51f303f17ddecaff
12eb52446698fc2c
Unclassified
Malware
Yes N/A N/A United States N/A
4 TODO: Executable 89a8b50a97681163
e643d1b74a7d6048
8ba2a701
eea150365402d5c9
63518fb0585926c3
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 May 2009 at 9:40 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Gemius Executable a79c901a14801d6e
ba9e0814df4e045c
4dba75e7
7be17170f653fb4d
5f6f84050275fe2f
No 2, 36, 0,
1
2, 36, 0,
1
United States
2 N/A Executable a7bcd219122eb09e
9095080aec677033
b4d059fc
0723a8476e730116
7ee9084704773f9d
No N/A N/A Romania
3 Gemius Executable 009adc8db1bebb04
bd9eb35d60cc301f
54f11df9
3a8259c33543be01
826eb3e9e66b1dc9
No 2, 30, 0,
1
2, 30, 0,
1
United States
4 Gemius Executable 35549f88968d3a71
a8171ed75ab8e621
c47765aa
384328769aeb2c84
375a9b1c77f23d09
No 2, 16, 0,
1
2, 16, 0,
1
United States
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