How to Remove “vcredist_x86.exe”

What is vcredist_x86.exe?


vcredist_x86.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor. It belongs to Windows Operating System and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. 

vcredist_x86.exe is stored in different paths based on Windows OS version:
  • Windows 95/98/Me - C:\Windows\System
  • Windows NT/2000 - C:\WINNT\System32
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 - C:\Windows\System32
  • If you use a 64-bit version of Windows, you should also copy vcredist_x86.exe to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\. 
Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as vcredist_x86.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with vcredist_x86.exe malware?       


Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with vcredist_x86.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • vcredist_x86.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system
To further establish the malware infection, 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 vcredist_x86.exe and open the file location
If the file is located outside the above mentioned paths, then it is likely that the system is affected with vcredist_x86.exe malware.

How to remove vcredist_x86.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing vcredist_x86.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free 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: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove vcredist_x86.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

The file goes undetected even when scanned by the system. When the system is infected with vcredist_x86.exe malware, the system comes up with the following error messages:
  • "Vcredist_x86.exe Application Error."
  • "Vcredist_x86.exe is not a valid Win32 application."
  • "Vcredist_x86.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
  • "Cannot find vcredist_x86.exe."
  • "Vcredist_x86.exe not found."
  • "Error starting program: vcredist_x86.exe."
  • "Vcredist_x86.exe is not running."
  • "Vcredist_x86.exe failed."
  • "Faulting Application Path: vcredist_x86.exe."
 Please download vcredist_x86.exe file from https://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=40784 and copy the vcredist_x86.exe file and store in the following locations that are considered to be default path
  • Windows 95/98/Me - C:\Windows\System
  • Windows NT/2000 - C:\WINNT\System32
  • Windows XP, Vista, 7 - C:\Windows\System32
  • If you use a 64-bit version of Windows, you should also copy vcredist_x86.exe to C:\Windows\SysWOW64\ 
Once you complete the above process, reboot the system

Windows OS PC Security Softwares: 


 
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 February 2018 at 5:13 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f18e2ca1f7ee6b85
ae3eaf62b40ee461
83b81dad
8e0683bcb701472f
463a038bd81bb992
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
Yes 10.0.40219
.01
10.0.40219
.01
103.23.206.178/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2a8e6e43dd871da4
5f5bcaf9494b03f7
cca2e173
af646e1b1ac8672a
79bd44236274399d
TrojWare.Win
32.Agent.~Wr
ar
Yes 6.00.2900.
2180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
6.00.2900.
2180
103.23.206.178/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 46017e6f6a1a261d
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3ea63ad0
a8ce5f8caf3764d5
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.50727.
762
2.0.50727.
762
Romania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 July 2008 at 1:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a153ee5574204b55
773ab7660e70ae53
68ed0dbc
62cf0f61ec76dcf1
c2073b1d4c1b95e2
No 12.0.30501
.0
12.0.30501
.0
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b84b83a8a6741a17
bfb5f3578b983c1d
e512589d
cede02d7af62449a
2c38c49abecc0cd3
Yes 10.0.40219
.01
10.0.40219
.01
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6939100e397cef26
ec22e95e53fcd9fc
979b7bc9
5689d43c3b201dd3
810fa3bba4a6476a
Yes 9.0.30729.
17
9.0.30729.
17
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e052789ebad7dc8d
6f8505a9295b0576
babd125e
6402438591b54812
1f54b0706a2c6423
Yes 6.00.2900.
2180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
6.00.2900.
2180
United Kingdom
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