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: 19 September 2018 at 7:55 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Kaspersky Lab Executable 934269948a05ee97
4940c0514b5d0aa1
cb43c170
4ba9051e136d9a76
53ed3b8adcddac5b
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 18.0.0.405 18.0.0.405 169.159.113.119/32 N/A
2 MVT Executable a04f5df20bdf9748
f47c3553aa609dc1
4cc828c1
9b61269a9cf3e4ee
b90e5a16ebff4734
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 5.227.231.168/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 0c5468d9e6272c08
7223cfd6e0cf5c12
85e49163
91275481c8c00f37
01369e2506e0abcf
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A 103.70.61.210/32 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 N/A Executable 3ce93b0e9ae84480
4c56ac07d157fc21
84304195
acc14a84ba6e4407
5935b73fa3dbf3a4
Yes N/A N/A Taiwan
3 N/A Executable 5c711ae5929417a2
44231f02c211b2d9
ee188912
0f5ff2eef7ccb672
743bba3a881a3a56
Yes 1, 0, 1,
20
1, 0, 1,
20
United States
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  • 8 items per page
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