How to Remove “vsa.exe”

What is vsa.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, vsa.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as VSA and it belongs to VSA. It is located in C:\Windows\system32 by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • vsa.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:\Windows\system32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove vsa.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: 03 November 2009 at 2:46 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9951713f63856284
7658fc1f88f22099
950398c1
4bd0b2dcd2d44b5d
7548b70ff4b7ed5b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.07.239.0
000
9.07.239.0
000
Ukraine N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9cba74d4be47689c
a88bd173b102f178
1cf1ebb6
2a98989f37360594
8f5bb163c01c3e05
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 9.07.239.0
000
9.07.239.0
000
Ukraine N/A
3 N/A Executable 70a836d5324108f6
5026bede9c2b10a9
348fe34a
d6ee21cfc4afa53f
5937b1c8d11ba08b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Bulgaria N/A
4 N/A Executable aa613552cd57fc3b
fde1df68de34ba0b
c571ce7b
63e2ba8db032d01f
8a8819dc200d5b55
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.Ag
ent.Gen
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
36

Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 March 2009 at 6:32 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 478b223b0ec72c3e
700e3dfda2396114
8cf876ad
bae99200dc1b7198
461b121900044015
No N/A N/A United Kingdom
2 Brookshire Software Executable 3a06e58169c107c0
8ae78abddbf1f6d9
4f0139f8
0c7d0f358acc28b8
23c5a6bff66e4ba9
No 5,004,0,38
6
5,004,0,38
6
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e07944eceffbf49e
295be3badae901be
93ec6078
a88e19593a3b7f87
24fbf29d4019e897
No 9.23.1350.
0
9.23.1350.
0
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5d4cd8cffad67de5
0dbfd8d04d78a34c
47f610c0
296c62fe04de4844
7a21d7c1469e6781
Yes 9.16.857.0
000
9.16.857.0
000
Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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