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: 22 February 2018 at 7:36 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 29346748534c734e
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.8.7600.1
6385
5.8.7600.1
6385
Philippines N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9abed553b4da7749
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563413a5
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.8.7600.1
6385
5.8.7600.1
6385
Vietnam N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 38ec398d0c06239a
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.8.7600.1
6385
5.8.7600.1
6385
Algeria N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5dd66aeeca0cfb74
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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: 02 June 2008 at 9:44 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 61e46475f682d1a4
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No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable cb32f56987897e93
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No N/A N/A 10.108.51.194/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ce21524f9a98d866
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No 5.6.0.6626 5.6.0.6626 United States
4 N/A Executable 208721c11f877b7a
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68104016
228fe33ed64fbeb4
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No N/A N/A United States
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