How to Remove “vpremote.exe”

What is vpremote.exe?

Originally developed by Symantec Corporation, vpremote.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as VPRemote Install Bootstrap Service and it belongs to Symantec Antivirus. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • vpremote.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:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove vpremote.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: 23 October 2010 at 9:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable fbdca5ddd786e487
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17ec00c3
d1033fa21df7a6fb
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.0.0.359 10.0.0.359 India N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable f59931f00db53a61
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05b0b905
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Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 10.0.1.100
0
10.0.1.100
0
Bulgaria N/A
3 Symantec Corporation Executable c7efceede805fde4
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0f80a0bf
14080fc7cec15c87
88bb6c6fd776f386
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 9.0.0.338 9.0.0.338 Turkey N/A
4 Symantec Corporation Executable c10a6385d437731f
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f463a9dc
8b9f92a4579c480c
bcabafabe8ee15d4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.0.0.359 10.0.0.359 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 12:08 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 44f0104261baf7f1
d23c23b371df0c45
77c3799b
7c9f76cb1a391d6a
77cc1258fd96ff6c
Yes 11.0.4202.
48
11.0.4202.
48
India
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 08e9b0cec6cba58f
c3fd00ebaa61a9e0
9ee4d453
5688bd2a3d2b160a
f7f28c8d295a77bd
Yes 10.2.3.300
0
10.2.3.300
0
Russian Federation
3 Symantec Corporation Executable f32dbeef5d44c06c
77595a2071871f6c
c75fb61c
55a62edc9ef5b79b
03ff77fcf62058ba
Yes 10.1.6.600
0
10.1.6.600
0
United States
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 3a19290ad280746d
27296f0b86391cab
64526f19
N/A Yes 10.0.1.100
0
10.0.1.100
0
United States
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