How to Remove “xpicleanup.exe”

What is xpicleanup.exe?

xpicleanup.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Mozilla Foundation. This process is known as xpicleanup.exe and it belongs to Firefox. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of xpicleanup.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by xpicleanup.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the xpicleanup.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from xpicleanup.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the xpicleanup.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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Step 4: Restart your PC.

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Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with xpicleanup.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove xpicleanup.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 July 2018 at 4:11 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Netscape Executable 9bfa91d2248a713a
f5564b86b45f1232
d823c583
d0e34a3252402498
391edfe0cd19a226
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No Personal Personal 197.211.61.5/32 N/A
2 Netscape Executable 871164bfc336e233
08e81be5e4791e6a
f05b3f5b
d943af6d94244e39
8a9c80fa1bf8628b
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No Personal Personal Nigeria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 May 2009 at 8:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Mozilla Foundation Executable 1b57a52a38ffe162
32b25b64899d301b
e635ce5a
c8375536ac11f1ab
7888b23931e20fe4
No 1.8:
2005111116
1.8:
2005111116
10.224.25.96/32
2 Mozilla Foundation Executable 18f3b76bbe013251
cb889b16240a524a
d6414651
5fdbc8e3e781422d
5dfb982f41673ecd
No 1.7.5:
2004120808
1.7.5:
2004120808
10.224.25.96/32
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