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 22c15c8373f4de81
2aa6286231e5cde2
34176c62
07dab9d959b39555
57fcfe51dc2c9425
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.ew
No 6.00.2900.
2180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
6.00.2900.
2180
United States N/A
3 N/A Executable 36e8df52ff634ece
347668f3d5a704b1
76477ee6
0b495e9952565423
319a529042b09622
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c054899b9d2302ce
d5c1470c10af8c97
b9b2dfc9
45bbbbcaec5a07be
07b0b09523313ebf
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 6.00.2900.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
6.00.2900.
5512
Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 12:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 320f880ab78ff388
85b63c6adfacdca0
1f967d61
1c297447a6fa88bd
34b8e4c73ad01676
No 5.00.2314.
1000
5.00.2314.
1000
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3e17df254ff70ebd
f6434632b9f9ec1d
23bf7a6a
936493cc1ad0133a
a3373813542c2561
No 4.72.3110.
0
4.72.3110.
0
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0700a80b44f977f5
a747911807041d8e
0791f289
6380cd9874a53de9
69e288c4a2a80217
No 6.00.2800.
1106
6.00.2800.
1106
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable f53ee65e5e553a89
1aa520076fbd9c0d
b7551ef0
d900eeb8e145244b
35d8c37542593bc1
No 6.00.2900.
5512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
6.00.2900.
5512
10.224.1.116/32
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