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: 17 February 2018 at 7:58 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable e90119d0c81b39c3
190f262eac155851
534bcdb7
3f60661044f545ff
c508ceeb696c9c8a
TrojWare.Win
32.VB.QOTY
No 1.00 1.00 Indonesia N/A
2 N/A Executable 76c4902b0f2aaa71
da064c3d78b36e26
cdcf3f34
fac633bb5ee481dd
4bc9c4b35269885d
Worm.Win32.D
ropper.RA
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 China N/A
3 Kaspersky Lab Executable 9eaf67c63f1a91d7
d63169870f9cfbaf
380ec6d6
0fa2b889d6466333
9707f071ee7152e3
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 18.0.0.405 18.0.0.405 United States N/A
4 Kaspersky Lab Executable b218a7b841011344
d2abe774e3342e6a
188097ac
c9dea0a42bb1e05b
8ab045aec7c7f54c
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 18.0.0.405 18.0.0.405 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 30 November 2012 at 2:45 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 みるくふぁくとりー Executable 67c11ff484149d89
a3178f7a44bc3294
fa945efa
8dae83c827c3ccb1
acf657cf9635d5ab
No 1.0.0.0 N/A United States
2 Datext iT-Beratung GmbH Executable 23e4872aecfa38a5
57e79ccb9760b5f9
25d89f83
d2d35016e9913802
016136659a380954
Yes 1.5.0.2 17 Germany
3 Glarysoft Ltd Executable ca06874fff4e201f
9bead261d1130264
32dce33f
e6d46d781fc4d707
c1f89491cf9b3f9c
Yes 2.51.0.166
6
2.51 United States
4 N/A Executable 2338094840eabd29
e0d31d393142e3d7
46f8d2de
b4d80368c8b29d04
e19dddfddae3a591
No 8.0.915.0 8.0.915.0 United States
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