How to Remove “waol.exe”

What is waol.exe?

waol.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as AOL Software. It is associated with AOL messenger developed by America Online Inc. It is located in C:\program files by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after waol.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • waol.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible waol.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\program files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove waol.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the waol.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 2:51 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 AOL Inc. Executable 0bb01ae3810783ce
937efaccc7b1eafa
3409adbc
f0d8efce2a1a5c60
096a6e332d5ce2a0
Yes 9.7.1.1 9.7.1.1 United States
2 AOL Inc. Executable 31315d91eb17f276
18da87c1bb7672ab
a645958d
50de85b66f9a9932
1e6fd833685b8c00
Yes 9.7.0.3 9.7.0.3 Internal Submission
3 AOL Inc. Executable 49456d496d02008e
8f19a4336ab41274
455e0424
0d9a871196335054
8540314f1e7f8f98
Yes 9.7.2.1 9.7.2.1 United States
4 AOL, LLC. Executable eece4c0733f2c8a8
b375dae222ad11a7
ca90488e
c9d9f44934b574af
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No 9.05.001 9.05.001 United States
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