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 Golden Software, Inc. Executable 6d1c4833d78b9f4c
2c442ce2b8d78e08
606f6c35
e8e12154bb90b537
770d0f636a94e68e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.00.26 7.00.26 Iraq N/A
2 Golden Software, Inc. Executable 53cb0f9262b8bd8a
e129b5cea3a539a0
e66b0c40
6579353399f6b9c1
3f3ae5bf6da7a93a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.00.26 7.00.26 Romania N/A
3 Golden Software, Inc. Executable fa7f7133eba968e1
50060860b16ff5e4
14f6dd5e
981be8c4981d3ed4
9c36ea0ee95469a8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.00.26 7.00.26 Iraq N/A
4 N/A Executable 5cf5c9e600ddc42b
ff215e7b9c114fff
0a05e4b4
e58e903004d4ea96
b09bae860c0f779b
Application.
Win32.LeakTe
st.~Surfer
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 November 2008 at 7:08 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Golden Software, Inc. Executable 1e3d74fbfb5f9879
a94cfbe8cb233937
7d403e5a
1701611bc1755815
b90707b4d9fffb9c
No 8.00.20 8.00.20 Russian Federation
2 Golden Software 公司 Executable 3b5029186c3e36aa
2e3dcb5bf4f8c7f7
d22dd359
16e67634992622e4
408c6f09d38ca95d
No 8.00.20 8.00.20 China
3 Whisper Technology Executable 5b0dbf07c18783de
2f3d0165211ee8f0
9892d8e3
f993519ce45d80ae
0ece9e4a5776ed99
No 1, 0, 7, 0 1.0.7 United Kingdom
4 Golden Software, Inc. Executable 3dbc9a52772d33af
7d05e073dfefd881
2a02ea66
b8295b346ed60564
8d6a03789e5c5a73
No 8.00.20 8.00.20 Russian Federation
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