How to Remove “wiaacmgr.exe”

What is wiaacmgr.exe?

wiaacmgr.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Windows Picture Acquisition Wizard. It is associated with Windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. The application does what it says, it ‘watches’ other applications to ensure they are functioning well. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after wiaacmgr.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • wiaacmgr.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 wiaacmgr.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:\Windows\System32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 23 October 2010 at 3:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2241ca1d40dfc286
b68d914850e66b04
a4f9655f
323b3ebee9bac608
4d93ddbb4279048c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Europe N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b3bce8ad5fcdb343
9f361565ca3aeecb
4ed6135c
dd5262c58ba1b7ca
22274dcbb25fb7b7
Unclassified
Malware
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable cea2898334a25eac
fbac071e83374058
139b5fa0
77759e8be644736f
334cf88fe3316687
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0dfac9853dd48997
90e039f8167d5b33
31edaf25
64e65cf665a0522f
f2ac5eba1cf5df16
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Polip.A
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Hungary N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 December 2010 at 5:43 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9a6985868830a69c
a4c25ea5ec8fb701
043c6148
172bb7f00a875810
eb199f890e524447
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 9fec29e9721809ee
0336db25824240ea
b2e9a794
f1f3bedb3e7efb4d
988293c3280b13fe
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 5d1088fa1f35e87e
09e040934138cb8f
aec035ac
1ce4b47719c20b67
05c507db4ba80537
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2c082b6d6de393bb
e1c2e9ddda72cc19
04ba0fd9
7933fd2f166e95ac
74cd0b2febcc539a
No 6.2.9200.1
6384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
6.2.9200.1
6384
India
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