How to Remove “wextract.exe”

What is wextract.exe?

wextract.exe is a legitimate file. This process is responsible to extract the Windows .cab files. It belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is developed by Microsoft Corporation.  It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as wextract.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with wextract.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the wextract.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the wextract.exe and open the location, if the location is C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by wextract.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by wextract.exe malware.

How to remove wextract.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 wextract.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2010 at 2:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 4172cf0399257fa3
1e38f5ebd5cffe74
2ae11110
f5176fa8c45bf89f
2277b3ca253c24fb
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f6569ec09c500adf
98b2f8de1e7bcdc0
52e902e3
765fc56e7287b431
d4e2c8b3d6018cc9
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 8.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
8.00.7600.
16385
Europe N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a6f322f6b198c159
142bd4d3358d3468
021826e4
70ac279cba1c7bb1
e08a88a10f4ef12f
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 11.00.9600
.16428
(winblue_g
dr.131013-
1700)
11.00.9600
.16428
Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable deb3cc274c8fe30d
722403970029af3a
2b7e8348
fc1b5e543599cd32
e08c20791148c5fe
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 8.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
8.00.7600.
16385
197.210.47.180/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 March 2009 at 1:50 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 057269d1d529b3ae
dcc140f70f5dd0db
68a7a8bf
412ef476b1fe1532
246836434a2c1735
No 11.00.1623
2.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
11.00.1623
2.1000
Germany
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 657e7f23643f44b1
684a5f0dec9c86f3
2953862a
b7dfed8ee51073a2
1489d2c8498ff09d
No 5.00.2014.
200
5.00.2014.
200
Taiwan
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable c6a6039a6ae91084
5d8f0e5360335210
f60566d0
9f23484f8366f447
dc22c161d98d6aba
No 5.00.2014.
200
5.00.2014.
200
United States
4 ?????????? ?????????? (Microsoft Corporation) Executable 9f78ef9bc8383c51
f0acaab8e2b7cbca
15ce39b5
7adada605423f7f6
8cdfdb3f0eac2b52
No 5.00.2314.
1000
5.00.2314.
1000
United States
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