How to Remove “subst.exe”

What is subst.exe?

subst.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Subst Utility and it belongs to Windows Operating System. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after subst.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with subst.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the subst.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove subst.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove subst.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove subst.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 June 2018 at 1:13 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable e9ce071704cdf22c
34a250ed9b4ad415
a77543cf
9520ad9fb4a83b8a
a120c51898bb4b61
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 156.217.101.221/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable fef1b123777774ae
d6798ed8dc8afb9c
7f7a5bc8
43abf912c0d846c9
5cc43d8dbe964da7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable eedee5624798a62a
9d570dd57086ac48
a8f3c5ce
36372dab86a4899b
6dca046a9a905f4e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 5.227.233.194/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c52f425e4a254f68
371bafdd8b87755c
da46eda0
af4f6b779d123fde
24c15c4760ed69a0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 July 2009 at 11:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a5e643eed375039c
7ea2def780bc2179
44419a55
e7ac5d30019b96ad
ee5172e77da72dc7
No 10.0.16299
.15
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16299
.15
United States
2 ReactOS Development Team Executable e01de7d8e6efd42d
c9f1500081723bb9
aa3ad813
e086416a4961450a
7924a8d769a85949
No 0.4.9 0.4.9 10.108.51.116/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0ef5ae8251aab37a
1093fe00d7a385c3
d2a147d3
1bc001a8b05230ff
fb88c51a0717a0d6
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 95bdf581be172961
d2d3e3e5b4e378c1
70ae9b72
1c15e72d59efb5fe
598114b7d02c7fda
No 10.0.17754
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17754
.1
Sweden
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