How to Remove “vsaenv.exe”

What is vsaenv.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, vsaenv.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Visual Studio Macros and it belongs to Microsoft Visual Studio. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove vsaenv.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: 24 September 2008 at 3:56 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 488df1f5564545d3
32cac349b5731e1c
f36d169a
10f606bedbdbd8b0
363f1b6dd6935f29
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 9.0.30729.
4450 built
by: QFE
9.0.30729.
4450
China N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable bb53a6010c838a55
21c742c276bf9aa3
a527ff80
45a3c0995c907563
ffee8984d1fd788f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
8.0.50727.
42
Philippines N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7b444a457389c66f
7c5641bb453edc76
10e050a2
daad838a131a0da5
8d49f05e3420d1cc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.10.3077 7.10.3077 Brazil N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c9c0d8290a7584c7
fc55b0d6e0d942ed
d74dcc2e
d88d8eb3d3b3308d
053c9228d2b0400a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.10.3077 7.10.3077 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 November 2008 at 9:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 300002785dc0535c
9cb4b3b15f558c9e
395eb569
b5d86354ceb3cbf4
3e3b6f367dd1a551
No 7.10.3077 7.10.3077 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9b1fbcea1b4e4c2e
a47b354d1663c33d
27866a10
7c31b3d4d29091ab
72db265dd573bcb6
Yes 9.0.30729.
4180 built
by: QFE
9.0.30729.
4180
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a574f52e0826b048
6bcc59d97b5ed57e
325495a8
787da8d1bd8eae91
6c8faa8354f1523b
Yes 8.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
8.0.50727.
42
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5a676855b3e1a171
8c96d1d6eb6816bb
d4dd6617
14209fffe3a2d22d
2ff49ee19f7f5a0c
No 7.10.6030 7.10.6030 Germany
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