How to Remove “xpinstall.exe”

What is xpinstall.exe?

xpinstall.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as xpinstall.exe. It belongs to Mozilla, developed by Mozilla Organization. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as xpinstall.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with xpinstall.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with xpinstall.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • xpinstall.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible xpinstall.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove xpinstall.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus.

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

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 16 January 2009 at 4:55 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Non-executable a1b172f1987c3705
dee2987485789217
ae08a0a1
2433429e5be01140
9a3398d44418954f
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A China N/A
2 N/A Non-executable 19296263e2deeeac
82e423f14d41c73d
3a36f5b3
5322c0d3e83f5b20
9a074ca74d7fcbda
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 voidFX Executable d1e808788425170f
d4e7f7caed89e262
859afb36
43c356e2624c494f
e37c7d77b9f4eceb
Unclassified
Malware
No 4.3 4.3 Taiwan N/A
4 N/A Non-executable 3becb32165aa323e
33f6c8e2011b8b0e
72b2d65f
3f593fca73ae5b91
e52877a34034d924
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 August 2008 at 8:05 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems Inc. Executable 0ae88877c6555cfd
aa5920ddeefdabe2
d00028b1
43009dea91a8315b
34d20decc021a853
No 11 N/A United States
2 Adobe Systems Inc. Executable 0ae88877c6555cfd
aa5920ddeefdabe2
d00028b1
43009dea91a8315b
34d20decc021a853
No 11 N/A United Kingdom
3 DivX, Inc. Executable f0185c880c5e787b
e7ee2d1d71b1af2c
dab3c0b0
N/A No 6.8.2.8 N/A United Kingdom
4 Adobe Systems Inc. Executable 0ae88877c6555cfd
aa5920ddeefdabe2
d00028b1
43009dea91a8315b
34d20decc021a853
No 11 N/A Portugal
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