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!

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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 ed6d2cbe2a3a7e5c
7e647a68ee33c31c
1a5322e7
3fa4973c859b1be0
f2a63b2631aca310
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
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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 80c24f7e9aeee8b6
4ce86e9b9fb80336
fcfb3662
2caf1aec417f4269
dc10812233a28a35
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 3af25d46076dac6b
ffc8b857c5ca3879
ca955743
52c76b706be9ee2d
f10b6cf8164b7544
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 66f3330f7bb932c1
41c34bb88058a5d2
d5a60088
440b5c56e1525cee
dde7299000ab771d
Yes N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Protexis Inc. Executable 4384adb53edaa416
839186cbaa94855e
2bafe705
N/A No 1.0.1.32 1.0.1.32 Bulgaria
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