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: 01 April 2008 at 4:35 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 3a381aa4e069ecb6
e8bee78fdb44f8d0
cb43dcc2
66a47b3531e3fbc2
7458dbf2efd89a61
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 83fec8114ae90710
070f747ae8c6be36
4735764f
e3c54ba79a50c6d1
bbddcf46577eb8ce
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Joiner.
K
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 Microsoft Corp. Executable e69e53c4bef4a80c
098f959a297b816b
0d02cd8b
ec0ab45aa0b94ecd
521f3b2ad37ab67a
Unclassified
Malware
No 1, 17, 0,
0
1, 17, 0,
0
Internal Submission N/A
4 tapochek.net Executable 3222accda9314ec4
6600b171eac3d1bc
bea0f4c9
4ae409849dfc82b9
44f5522d872934a2
Unclassified
Malware
No 1. 0. 0. 0 1. 0. 0. 0 Ukraine N/A
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21

Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 October 2008 at 6:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 684f8a4ffc153855
1aaf4ac8d7b1d649
777c04db
47dbb9b1c241b75d
3889d0aeaf583db6
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable df4755bfa9d2cea2
1010271246d332a6
d834671d
693a438fe696df5f
24ba6c4958589ff7
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States
3 Glarysoft Ltd Executable 007b10a8cf8f4bec
3abec066dde019d3
2657e7c4
7b648b9e3ae21a06
704d517944994271
Yes 2.54.0.175
9
2.54 Taiwan
4 N/A Non-executable d150dcd3ef1b07e3
0374a1e86d3c894f
b437f00b
0d75e810bfbc7b87
5b60c0e1909737bf
No N/A N/A 176.221.120.5/32
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
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