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 June 2018 at 9:48 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Kaspersky Lab Executable b5f446e4587682a1
40c54e1d3ba52baf
170f155e
616352c65d308d39
898315ecbd49d845
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 18.0.0.405 18.0.0.405 United States N/A
2 Kaspersky Lab Executable cff94e05554c8ea0
02bb092f9b42623b
7891e244
91dbed3a0cf48e36
099db5a3b5ea06b3
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 19.0.0.108
8
19.0.0.108
8
United States N/A
3 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
4 Kaspersky Lab Executable 6fa03644e60d0064
f864af6ffac7b411
75c58b79
ca4a6c69dda4e401
156edac8ff98ed3f
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: 14 May 2014 at 9:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ff5352e219932bd5
11e55ceef00c1f65
68a1e4a6
841b17861c19bbda
8d2eaabb3a6e6486
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 72f8c093889961a9
e8c3d67bf8deb911
4a1b121d
68e0587b0131117c
a3c3053149a6f46e
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.116/32
3 Kaspersky Lab Executable 807fb3294488bc4b
cb272ab0d5fc61d9
1931fae6
1020ee2b465df8a0
3d912f3898952db0
Yes 19.0.0.108
8
19.0.0.108
8
10.224.25.44/32
4 Kaspersky Lab Executable 54c7572dc95be36b
1af836e5fc2a4114
0d4a9d4a
de5ae324110c911e
6a8798729fad39be
Yes 19.0.0.108
8
19.0.0.108
8
10.224.25.45/32
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