How to Remove “vptray.exe”

What is vptray.exe?

vptray.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Symantec Corporation. This process is known as Symantec Antivirus and it belongs to Symantec Client Security. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after vptray.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with vptray.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the vptray.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove vptray.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove vptray.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove vptray.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 15 June 2008 at 11:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable cffe499644375ccd
dc8643618a71dfa9
850ec0bb
98f6ae9631dc3548
f3d935bd0a069df5
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 10.1.7.700
0
10.1.7.700
0
Indonesia N/A
2 Call Business Executable b8a3ae58d3d86d13
18bc4d836f9d71b7
e772bc06
48153e25cabe1d86
5226a0fc80e8a8cb
TrojWare.Win
32.VB.NMV
No 1.00 1.00 Internal Submission N/A
3 Symantec Corporation Executable a490217019dce11e
06aec8886bb7409b
ba7fc2dd
d05190d65b627b25
5576083b10e12878
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 10.1.6.600
0
10.1.6.600
0
Russian Federation N/A
4 N/A Executable 4a4d9c526e599feb
51c7362e0c161b2a
51bf6c85
d0bd8132927c260c
9d0736913bd49a5c
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanCli
cker.Cycler.
A
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 1:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 8835280897f80f4b
c6a3821e74f2b517
f1119cb0
cb39ff6e60a7b3ef
4917b1e3b8c69aac
Yes 10.2.0.224 10.2.0.224 Pakistan
2 Symantec Corporation Executable f936d5d06f1c53d5
bf5331b0ebebb134
1869e871
77e76ed4d6f416b2
fc818306dbb4d751
Yes 10.1.5.500
1
10.1.5.500
1
198.20.167.84/32
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 8e20d407ed973828
8b08f008e551d7bc
7fc15ce1
N/A No 10.0.0.359 10.0.0.359 Brazil
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 5adcdb44d0bd888d
4c1e9b6632aec84f
27939705
N/A No 10.1.5.500
0
10.1.5.500
0
Switzerland
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