How to Remove “vpreview.exe”

What is vpreview.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, vpreview.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Microsoft Office Visio Previewer and it belongs to Microsoft Office System. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • vpreview.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 vpreview.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove vpreview.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: 25 December 2010 at 9:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b776e2f48e6eff79
be65c2adee7bdf7f
8db6afd4
21287f63ea908e72
ac8fcad86874806d
Virus.Win32.
Qvod.~Gen
No 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable fffb38bf9349674d
579490efaf01ff60
0b2b165b
051fb39d2db5b527
1d8fb82b28d7a1c7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
India N/A
3 N/A Executable 8ecb00340aa8f560
3ffd7504fc2cb5a6
59134c2c
9684ea2452d21ecc
c864396fd69c93c5
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable 9a2cf7d2518c5f5d
b405e5bd8d37bf62
dcaf34f5
9b1c9f74ac985eab
6f8e5b27441a757b
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 37.203.28.9/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 September 2008 at 10:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 14fc558dd8d51e52
2b9c3376ac2954c6
c32273e4
9e918502b1a791c5
dcd32d9ec00f0923
Yes 14.0.4750.
1000
14.0.4750.
1000
10.224.1.116/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4d9301e5e782232f
a80f4e6cd8820625
a79065ec
2c71f14e16b82ea5
ef94f49045217640
Yes 15.0.4454.
1504
15.0.4454.
1504
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 638c25425c306719
004951b9faea759d
cdd5dea7
16110cc8422078f4
707895caab470bfe
Yes 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ee5dccea957c468b
4ab42eebfb68b8b1
2b3cf04e
645c03a9793d6641
8af7387aad571906
Yes 15.0.4420.
1017
15.0.4420.
1017
Internal Submission
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