How to Remove “zzed.exe”

What is zzed.exe?

zzed.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as ExentCtl Module. It belongs to ExentCtl Module, developed by Exent Technologies Ltd. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • zzed.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 zzed.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 zzed.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 zzed.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

6

Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 July 2008 at 7:40 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable afe5458c78a4d02e
2e4db6bc31a5c74a
5561fb6e
N/A Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Croatia N/A
2 N/A Executable 2728dcb2c4863265
b951a567b119b9b6
7c796385
0c6224afebed4e85
ed4e2fdf1f55141d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
3 N/A Executable 5f43877c42e8d9a5
70f9ae0fcaa586fd
59c56a96
c63380450a2aa077
eda2bcdde17a6029
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Philippines N/A
4 N/A Executable 335125326a255bd7
417665af5db43619
56406d5b
66b18493be2a785e
116a30a4a84a8ab0
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Netherlands N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
19

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 5:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 66f3330f7bb932c1
41c34bb88058a5d2
d5a60088
440b5c56e1525cee
dde7299000ab771d
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 Protexis Inc. Executable 4384adb53edaa416
839186cbaa94855e
2bafe705
N/A No 1.0.1.32 1.0.1.32 Bulgaria
3 N/A Executable 16022508ec7e866f
0817055ff5f6a8f0
b2e996f2
0872f0c6a7d1f2b7
4c557865e86f10f4
No N/A N/A Egypt
4 N/A Executable a46a215f98a33435
3994f39007bcfbdf
5ce973f9
ae9207f5f1910ab8
05d66e4a25b63f31
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
Exclusive Offer
Get Free Endpoint Protection
Get Advanced
Endpoint
Protection

Award-Winning Security to Protect Your Clients from Cyber Attacks

Comodo Internet Security Pro

Free Antivirus protection from hackers! Get the ultimate Antivirus solution to keep your PC clean and to remove viruses from a slow or infected PC. Improve the PC performance at home or use it on-the-go!

Get Comodo Internet Security Comodo Internet Security