How to Remove “wscript.exe”

What is wscript.exe?

wscript.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Microsoft Windows Based Script Host and belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is developed by Microsoft. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as wscript.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the wscript.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 wscript.exe  and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Windows\System32 files then the system is not affected by wscript.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by wscript.exe malware.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 05 February 2018 at 3:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1b008971369ca01b
53dffc9a7e6bac4f
3672f3ed
3c3ed6e5e1388641
0bb3825387258027
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.7.0.1800
0
5.7.0.1800
0
37.142.6.246/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6ee3af360403110b
1610c17f110d1eb8
9c9735aa
840cea1b9dda23b8
02b95688f990312f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.8.7600.1
6385
5.8.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 July 2008 at 1:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 962d4aa41053cbd8
ef4d200e20facb74
52e4a86a
445f0fbc10b5722e
2052c8714e75a7fd
No N/A N/A 104.236.253.252/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ce21524f9a98d866
54844baeec5ff135
19243431
728be663952051de
a7490d7dfa0b6578
No 5.6.0.6626 5.6.0.6626 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8fd83a7cabc99b10
ec0fe9b80024cd9b
57f2d594
f5aff05c4b08ef75
3084d19690cfb5f3
No 5.6.0.8825 5.6.0.8825 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8fd83a7cabc99b10
ec0fe9b80024cd9b
57f2d594
f5aff05c4b08ef75
3084d19690cfb5f3
No 5.6.0.8825 5.6.0.8825 United States
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