How to Remove “zonealarm.exe”

What is zonealarm.exe?

Originally developed by Zone Labs, zonealarm.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as ZoneAlarm Stub Program for ZAPro and it belongs to ZoneAlarm Pro. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove zonealarm.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: 09 October 2010 at 11:39 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Zone Labs Inc. Executable c2f2e1ec6d76b453
b17843ecd3062043
38ea1893
aa245df74d898909
983fc12a636cf417
Unclassified
Malware
No 3.1.395 3.1.395 Poland N/A
2 N/A Executable 429113fc2cb53b8e
09e93b2438cc652d
790c0377
0774892542b17807
cab3a849a1d0d924
Win32.Viking
.CH~clean
No N/A N/A Poland N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 9:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Zone Labs Inc. Executable a463637f949fec77
f2576ba515bde4fa
d0cbeebc
4872feea595dbb7d
4f84c4f2880489d0
Yes 3.7.159 3.7.159 United States
2 Zone Labs Inc. Executable 5f281142504acc61
44e356815088e3da
56be9f93
feb841e6f313c897
b314ae6f8c4c3b87
Yes 4.0.123.01
2
4.0.123.01
2
United Kingdom
3 Check Point Software Technologies LTD Executable 2e75be007b663fcc
701eb1f1ab5f2bf4
e146b917
528f5e4e695b53cb
ebc17ce0ffdd8464
Yes 8.0.065.00
0
8.0.065.00
0
Internal Submission
4 Check Point Software Technologies LTD Executable aec910805f33ca59
a4350c50855ea4ab
68e408c5
be3979b0149811e6
fa2ac80270436777
No 9.1.007.00
2
9.1.007.00
2
Hungary
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