How to Remove “xpathexpression.exe”

What is xpathexpression.exe?

Originally developed by Microsof Corporation, xpathexpression.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as xpathexpression.exe and it belongs to Mirosoft QuickStart Tutorials. It is located in C:\Windows\System32by default.

xpathexpression.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after xpathexpression.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by xpathexpression.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • xpathexpression.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove xpathexpression.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove xpathexpression.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

  1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.
  2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use.

Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

  1. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

  1. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2012 at 1:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 79e14fc6486fe003
e83518e062626c13
1cce1245
34c3ae6a5da4fd12
e0e0e9d208e57d1c
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Brazil N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c4a5026a2af1b092
fd6c988207abd518
1ebc937f
8d807c349a834c9d
4160ca69a342993f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Brazil N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f4ae575b757990ba
9ee9f15fa6e03632
515e32b0
c03824be5ba5c48c
cdbc84c862d0bcf7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Brazil N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 March 2009 at 7:44 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4a1dc8e2ef8061ae
98f4a011bbb36a6c
66c714a5
3706a1e78e64905f
87276d3649033ef0
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United Kingdom
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 23401ce2251cd17c
c89fd9bd13f8ca71
ac268e90
a5bb5ba671239119
40240de7bb7ad647
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United Kingdom
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4a1dc8e2ef8061ae
98f4a011bbb36a6c
66c714a5
3706a1e78e64905f
87276d3649033ef0
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 23401ce2251cd17c
c89fd9bd13f8ca71
ac268e90
a5bb5ba671239119
40240de7bb7ad647
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 

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