How to Remove “startup.exe”

What is startup.exe?

Originally developed by Creatrive Elements, startup.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Startup MFC Appliction and it belongs to Startup Application. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

startup.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after startup.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with startup.exe malware?

If your system is affected by startup.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • startup.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove startup.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove startup.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 December 2018 at 11:00 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Terratools/Cyparade Executable 4658990bce3f219f
c9f784563c380314
e9b40110
ca0a8ebbb3498339
a32bd1d3e2519ce0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 197.42.8.94/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable 40e665a7df6ea480
1569acdab78a233c
d6ada00b
6f5403b34e019f11
db04e031a5ab1cdd
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 191.39.67.232/32 N/A
3 Macromedia, Inc. Executable 74458df3b1372cfb
2406b4ed9543b89b
b5a59b8f
2bc28fd5f5480e46
7706f5dbb5eadf74
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 8.5.1r102 8.5.1 Taiwan N/A
4 N/A Executable fa52144b2b8eab3d
67ac906d42cf5933
793b0b8b
fd20948bb1b10dbe
a78df1d58778c5a6
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A Thailand N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 July 2017 at 1:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 5c711ae5929417a2
44231f02c211b2d9
ee188912
0f5ff2eef7ccb672
743bba3a881a3a56
Yes 1, 0, 1,
20
1, 0, 1,
20
10.224.25.58/32
2 SysTools Software Executable 17abe5b76b5e9e94
48cb72615dbf0d62
9687d703
836637ce6daee672
d3c97b6feabd9b6a
Yes 1.3.0.0 1.3.0.0 United States
3 N/A Executable 3ce93b0e9ae84480
4c56ac07d157fc21
84304195
acc14a84ba6e4407
5935b73fa3dbf3a4
Yes N/A N/A Taiwan
4 N/A Executable 5c711ae5929417a2
44231f02c211b2d9
ee188912
0f5ff2eef7ccb672
743bba3a881a3a56
Yes 1, 0, 1,
20
1, 0, 1,
20
United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
 
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