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.

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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: 30 January 2018 at 10:10 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable bd3b1118531dcad8
d78feb12e55e132b
a81f46db
e32bc09329654384
fcd49eed6adf2c60
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Polip.A
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Europe N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f14fc07a92e68c79
bf30308fe9697f9b
91cf0873
fe947826b9020bc8
2ee748e351012080
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Pakistan N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ff06576332d4ceea
6ff8f1083e0f3caf
4127be54
d41700958147b42b
a4729a3d884c57fd
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 10.0.16299
.15
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16299
.15
Nepal N/A
4 N/A Executable ec2c9d33f5238aed
e3c878d416fcb0c6
f1960574
3bba78d04ace64fa
6b3d36c3ed2d1352
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 181.66.169.99/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 February 2010 at 5:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable dfd43416b184704a
7119bd70942172ce
be6bc8a2
e594b1e638bb6475
aaf12e9187eb1920
No 10.0.17127
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17127
.1
Colombia
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e46ecbabcdb9800b
c7d1d85f0fcdb1b0
3cc1a215
fbeb9658133497f8
d1f70480fed7db67
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
10.0.17.131/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4d0f5a5764c26106
2166c176065a4a4a
ab4f703b
9d6ef04b5da939b9
4834082b28a37c89
No 10.0.15063
.994
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.15063
.994
Finland
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 323ecfa82fbc5304
694615d277e24b9d
8745d561
b3b23bbe5a59f121
7ac3cfdb662111f8
No 10.0.14394
.1037
(rs1_srvoo
b.160913-1
700)
10.0.14394
.1037
United States
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