How to Remove “symdiag.exe”

What is symdiag.exe?

Originally developed by Symantec Corporation, symdiag.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as symdiag.exe and it belongs to Symantec Help. It is located in C:\Documents and Settings by default.

symdiag.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after symdiag.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by symdiag.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • symdiag.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:\Documents and Settings, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove symdiag.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove symdiag.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: 09 November 2010 at 1:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 3f547012ff5fd2ae
07f99137654b6e19
2480244b
f3fbc245295a96ca
faa0d6f5a4d97a54
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Portugal N/A
2 N/A Executable 2f03ea64d856dccc
3bfcbb72b21eae86
06f2d92a
99d508e3e8b98f24
494c29d1f5676e39
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
3 N/A Executable 3e49bd3d3af4ece0
f18a97d5f563ef34
c6f88d65
744d8f07723743f4
449d77a427d4eb3e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Portugal N/A
4 N/A Executable c24f22e35a6e4a2d
eb0b429f3246aee1
aca3e486
9141bc0016318dbc
b2c1ae3c633043d5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Portugal N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 August 2010 at 11:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 9bb4418192d3d020
e4573895bf040580
1a7e9193
eb982a74015aa2b6
f04c43af7155963e
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 14dccbb08e365766
e649bc19a3969fed
8c66b7c6
a5f29c77e56790ab
25f36b06c29d6f58
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.115/32
3 N/A Executable 201807500077d328
e20926ab0a66c60d
8ed52631
53bfb79d19a9e51e
ede822c39fd92efd
No N/A N/A China
4 N/A Executable 14dccbb08e365766
e649bc19a3969fed
8c66b7c6
a5f29c77e56790ab
25f36b06c29d6f58
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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