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: 11 June 2009 at 12:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable fb1a500507f31104
19d2161daefec302
3f759481
72b142b13e2ddf08
8dbfcb492e4d6a4f
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation 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 eeca0bdf4b35acb7
72fbe29304b622cf
c7ca7200
a216d6ae9c05d21f
d3b85e3a1cc20a4d
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Mexico N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 June 2008 at 4:11 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 9576a526133f681d
b9633fe0a82c591c
cbca112d
248571c5c82a9fa9
db3fb0a2663300ed
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 6c366eae866c544f
e56c8a3dd6b4d137
d749af04
3371b5ad80d8f53d
4f191c48653b79ec
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 1f61e898c53bdda3
e089f45428087169
9c13649b
4559458678c7256e
14d9fd2d25c66fe4
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-0852)
5.1.2600.5
512
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