How to Remove “surfer.exe”

What is surfer.exe?

surfer.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Whisper Technology. This process is known as Surfer and it belongs to Whisper FTP Surfer. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of surfer.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by surfer.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the surfer.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from surfer.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the surfer.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with surfer.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove surfer.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 February 2009 at 7:00 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 5cf5c9e600ddc42b
ff215e7b9c114fff
0a05e4b4
e58e903004d4ea96
b09bae860c0f779b
Application.
Win32.LeakTe
st.~Surfer
No N/A N/A Bulgaria N/A
2 N/A Executable 5cf5c9e600ddc42b
ff215e7b9c114fff
0a05e4b4
e58e903004d4ea96
b09bae860c0f779b
Application.
Win32.LeakTe
st.~Surfer
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 5cf5c9e600ddc42b
ff215e7b9c114fff
0a05e4b4
e58e903004d4ea96
b09bae860c0f779b
Application.
Win32.LeakTe
st.~Surfer
No N/A N/A Australia N/A
4 N/A Executable 5cf5c9e600ddc42b
ff215e7b9c114fff
0a05e4b4
e58e903004d4ea96
b09bae860c0f779b
Application.
Win32.LeakTe
st.~Surfer
No N/A N/A Albania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 July 2009 at 5:10 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Golden Software, Inc. Executable 9dfd1fe47f57faa2
5513ab6f19dbb80a
93078a2a
6c89a76ad178cb23
19e5e9476f2fa9ad
No 10.7.972 10.7.972 198.20.167.84/32
2 Евгений Орлов Executable db6207e5bbe89e67
1cd56f2bb732299b
6b113add
56a96c7da029459b
b1c3a3747a2490ba
No 3, 0, 6, 0 3, 0, 6, 0 United States
3 Golden Software 公司 Executable 3b5029186c3e36aa
2e3dcb5bf4f8c7f7
d22dd359
16e67634992622e4
408c6f09d38ca95d
No 8.00.20 8.00.20 Internal Submission
4 MadCompany Executable c975998d8e831a2d
0e5db2a034a55b0a
bf2b596f
f101a50c68fca3d5
7f62e17a0509c7e5
No 2.1.0.0 2.1.0.0 Internal Submission
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