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: 20 October 2018 at 5:22 am
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Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
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1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 246dcd5874394ee3
147183ea02273f1c
9bae5b20
528c973454a3eb50
26ae3a9813b0c5b5
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.812.1024
0.16384
5.812.1024
0.16384
Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7347ede0ec4ac86e
9916ab8a979f2c37
e0ba7b0f
d2091faac21558d1
de6514c0a9222932
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.812.1024
0.16384
5.812.1024
0.16384
156.216.110.238/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 44219e63b8cf5d6b
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71308d0b
61f7939427b7aa29
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.812.1024
0.16384
5.812.1024
0.16384
5.155.7.12/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e5b24a465aa913f9
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8c5ee9c0fa358ca9
fb4abdc5fd10217f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.812.1024
0.16384
5.812.1024
0.16384
Italy N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 2:42 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 490f0e2f5f4e28da
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