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.

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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: 13 October 2010 at 2:39 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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 65616a531b79ff81
ad41ea4ed3d2c442
52d6cc7c
b090c1eecc364dc1
ba3b9e6f9fbcec07
P2PWorm.Win3
2.Polip.A
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
Europe N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 5:14 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5411d013571f4f42
3d6bd5ce6c0a46d7
eef46e01
f5cf984927625b23
757c83b0e3aacfa9
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2108)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b3d339964bfea63e
c9e85ec73b246c4c
c1d25f9a
005247e3057bc5d5
c3f8c6f886ffc10c
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
10.100.19.136/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ce79391262d157cb
cc3f71a8d4d1df86
0f5a8a1d
864d833b8f1b6426
ba7db124adc4e61d
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7244c6839cbb7e6c
88d789b135e3feb7
3444f4ae
fb1f08883adc4029
1645625148b5dd1f
No 10.0.14393
.0
(rs1_relea
se.160715-
1616)
10.0.14393
.0
United States
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