How to Remove “winload.exe”

What is winload.exe?

winload.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as winload.exe and it belongs to Windows Boot Manager. You can locate the file in C:\Windows\System32. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after winload.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by winload.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • winload.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove winload.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove winload.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 July 2018 at 4:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 674864bb6656f133
1ba941b0da064ee9
dd0286e1
89acc6d39aeeae86
4f2c3ed0ce871c6c
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 181.66.169.99/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 October 2009 at 10:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b7976014df82f3c2
625687e3883fc4ac
dffa60ce
243e27acb6397446
e08952a0c99d94a0
Yes 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6965fe837de385e7
6abd07851555780a
71ada131
d1b9c9f1674ea8c3
9f2a295c84306f71
Yes 10.0.16299
.15
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16299
.15
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6cea2595e7a96786
086c0799fd143a4b
5cc4ea71
8d4eca2cc4cc79a3
2a7e74bbda612eaa
Yes 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
Romania
4 NovAtel Inc. Executable 24c9f39410cc2cf7
f56f8ad70089804c
73845d2a
291e028ffc7cbc6f
25be1662fbf52337
No 1.0.100.25
1
1.0.0.0
Alpha
Internal Submission
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