How to Remove “wmiadap.exe”

What is wmiadap.exe?

wmiadap.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as WMI Reverse Performance Adapter Maintenance Utility. It belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System  and is developed by Microsoft.  It is commonly stored in C:\WINDOWS\system32\WBEM\. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as wmiadap.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the wmiadap.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 wmiadap.exe  and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\WINDOWS\system32\WBEM\ files then the system is not affected by wmiadap.exe , if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by wmiadap.exe malware.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 August 2018 at 4:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5fb2f4ba15b29d18
6c4b68310e82fae0
2d2fbbf3
0556709ef660fe93
5b496018d7fa6f0b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
156.202.42.143/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4ee8a503794db462
a4f5cee8ca693dd1
c62561af
6e42207fef6a7edc
bd73eeb9ffd2e751
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
156.198.33.15/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 470e07d5d52f322b
1127a3dc3ac56a25
a5f9a887
d096cc2f15480ef1
8320823b8bb8108a
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable fea765d1955693fe
4608674825560f9f
f25406ff
795621c468a9ebd2
34efc152fe86a258
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
103.255.5.36/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 September 2018 at 2:50 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9f6c0c9d67a42c9b
85b0dfbcb3b8c32f
a2f12a73
e5849f803332f5c2
5f8023cda1d6daa6
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1fd1f67dd47bfbb3
c6e57834700d489c
627d3b97
57939a80d61d8a9d
92633711122febfd
No 10.0.18342
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.18342
.1
Mexico
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