How to Remove “xpcshell.exe”

What is xpcshell.exe?

Originally developed by Mozilla Foundation, xpcshell.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as xpcshell.exe and it belongs to Firefox. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • xpcshell.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:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

You can either choose to remove xpcshell.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: 19 December 2017 at 6:10 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 211eb5dd2919192c
51a93df50ef019e4
96ebc1a2
3047d688d9260ab5
9937a6d35de98b1d
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 Mozilla Foundation Executable deb839ac00263e8b
436ae8ab85ec3d1a
0ae98e92
b2961efd1a132e47
6566a940268c2b7f
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 33.0 33.0 Vietnam N/A
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16

Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 March 2009 at 6:31 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 96ee003b5a53cc5b
24ff9a5d7c54a44d
d9532834
d3fb3a759f074b86
72e9e24417a6c10b
No N/A N/A United States
2 Mozilla Foundation Executable ab277fc90be7517e
873a3ed9bcdccd33
0c453c73
7216cf5cfbba806b
a3c31f8a116f5dc2
No 38.0 38.0 10.100.19.18/32
3 Mozilla Foundation Executable 90b02321dfc4f29c
b7ac9479017d4e68
6c85a435
89403ec3e6e6ee64
d407f7b5f405251b
No 46.0 46.0 United Kingdom
4 Mozilla Foundation Executable 0293f467cc3f6300
e50c4843120076be
d3eff19f
3638ea290e648675
873ad697cdb8ce21
No 48.0.1 48.0.1 United Kingdom
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  • 32 items per page
 
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