How to Remove “yps.exe”

What is yps.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, yps.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Software Installer and it belongs to Windows Installer XML. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • yps.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 yps.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove yps.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.

3. 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.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 September 2008 at 9:16 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable d004a4641f6025e5
731daa5c478b3232
5ebd1df1
9e4cee3a25fc0f5d
c7cedd4123e73be6
P2PWorm.Win3
2.SpyBot.0
No N/A N/A 10.224.5.32/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable 81c7f0d8c51dcf68
80086ddff68ca031
ee3d37a4
1b63b4e4fe4be0d8
607d362c3d2f2677
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable d004a4641f6025e5
731daa5c478b3232
5ebd1df1
9e4cee3a25fc0f5d
c7cedd4123e73be6
P2PWorm.Win3
2.SpyBot.0
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 3409f261393cd344
4fff3e64b3d24269
f8174620
cf8dbdf2fb153295
07a9c52430f4b1ae
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Delf.XO
No N/A N/A United States N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
3

Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 August 2010 at 4:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 4143f4e43bd867f0
e72ad5c5132c94b9
8db13cc3
7d345ea75d23a677
9430142373a82adc
No 2.2.2.6 1.0.0.0 10.224.1.117/32
2 N/A Non-executable 49bf84a48f86ec41
f3aab7cbb064f52f
50661ed9
d825f3a0ce795505
9e4517100f01b018
No N/A N/A Australia
3 N/A Executable 2ecd03dbeddb01e1
4e27140b5c3105d1
ad182ac0
f3c84fc611812bef
c1f58b91a9050b69
No 2.2.2.7 1.0.0.0 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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