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: 22 March 2018 at 3:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 72dbf87d822b4d4b
83baf2cfae97258d
b76c97c6
428be03c0a057916
ba08adf271572f1b
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 6.00.2900.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
6.00.2900.
5512
Italy N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 65ecf46e7ebc8b7c
0fbcb56c89a82300
1300326a
a114c0e5c9bbb7c4
2826084af80fd4dd
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.00.2900.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
6.00.2900.
5512
197.34.10.238/32 N/A
3 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 552d06d75ac66c37
daba8c2efc74614e
a8a393e7
0c37865fc061311b
a716a09f803d3102
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.00.2900.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
6.00.2900.
5512
156.216.224.150/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 October 2009 at 8:55 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 781c7433fe43b3b7
2009aa78d46473e2
4394dfca
72fc19ffb7dc55dc
9a48eaae939842d7
No 11.00.1775
5.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
11.00.1775
5.1
Japan
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 424ea4d1eb24999a
20e7a4a229bd071d
bd315b6e
07f09786f1debb4f
617a82dd129354af
No 11.00.1773
8.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
11.00.1773
8.1000
Poland
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7589eb650513921d
0b01d5cb623e0712
73e8fca9
0b8437ef406409fa
67555b2bcec3d298
No 11.00.1775
5.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
11.00.1775
5.1
Japan
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable cd2705bdf0a75fa2
e8f70f4f63c38f88
c7ac6703
d04adfeeed6b937a
318ea1a1e19f5800
No 11.00.1775
8.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
11.00.1775
8.1
China
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