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: 18 May 2018 at 11:27 am
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Digitally
Signed
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Product
Version
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.812.1024
0.16384
5.812.1024
0.16384
Pakistan N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cb403bc74ba5e101
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c17cf3a1
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Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.6.0.8825 5.6.0.8825 Philippines N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 59a647b5404e1830
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.812.1024
0.16384
5.812.1024
0.16384
Lao People's Democratic Republic N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 63d170c790aae89b
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Unclassified
Malware
No 5.812.1024
0.16384
5.812.1024
0.16384
197.211.63.173/32 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 cb32f56987897e93
0793ca5720371f67
e5850966
6d28d860aa072ce2
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No N/A N/A 10.108.51.194/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ce21524f9a98d866
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19243431
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No 5.6.0.6626 5.6.0.6626 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8fd83a7cabc99b10
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57f2d594
f5aff05c4b08ef75
3084d19690cfb5f3
No 5.6.0.8825 5.6.0.8825 United States
4 N/A Executable cb32f56987897e93
0793ca5720371f67
e5850966
6d28d860aa072ce2
d6d750f75050f1b5
No N/A N/A United States
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