I can’t remove a exe file. It’s name is Macromedia.exe. I don’t know what it is but my antivirus told me it’s containing risk and asked me to remove it in time. But I could not remove it no matter what way I tried. It’s very stubborn. I also did a fully scan but no luck. Now my computer is running very slowly. Who can tell me what I can do? Is my computer in very dangerous condition?
What is Macromedia.exe Malware?
Macromedia.exe is one of the main exe files of a malware. It’s will be a residual after you uninstall or removed the malware. And you can’t use your anti-virus remove it automatically. You also can not just click remove from the drop-down list to remove it. It’s a tinny program that will run secretly under some operating system folders. It’s created to destroy the operating system in your computer gradually so that many errors will occur when you run your computer or even you can not run your computer any more. Macromedia.exe has its own features. The very obvious one is that it can’t be easily removed by anti-virus. Many users found that even if they ran several kinds of anti-viruses at the same time, the virus can still survive. In usual, those stubborn Trojan virus always disguise as some operating system files so that anti-virus can’t scan them out from huge amount of files. They will be always given the same names as the operating system files.
If you leave Macromedia.exe file into your computer, it will recover the whole malware itself. So once you find it, please remove it without any hesitation. This virus enters your system surreptitiously just like any other Trojan out there. It has many ways of distribution that include spam email, bundled downloads, social engineering, fake online malware scanners and so on. As its name suggests, a malware contains malicious or potentially unwanted software which it ‘drops’ and installs on the affected system. Commonly, the dropper installs a backdoor which allows remote, surreptitious access to infected systems. Remove this malware soon before your computer runs worse.
Tips, you can contact professional PC online service for help such a YooCare if you don’t have any clue to remove it from your computer:
How to Judge If Your Computer Has Been Infected Macromedia.exe
A. Your computer is something not normal as usual such as running very slowly.
B. When you open the Task Manager, you can find some strange processes which you never found before.
C. Some of your computer functions are unavailable or some normal legal program can’t run or there are unusual conditions of them.
D. It always constantly happens that your system has errors somewhere.
E. Later, your computer system will be totally destroyed.
Manually Rmove Macromedia.exe With Sub-steps
Depending on which level of risk of the Macromedia.exe virus has infiltrated your PC, you might find it is hard to get rid of this sophisticated worm. Some people have successfully cleaned out the stubborn worm, but since one of the primary functions of this virus is to disable security programs,so the method of using anti-virus program is not always a foolproof approach.
Please follow these steps to get rid of Macromedia.exe virus manually:
Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL or CTRL+SHIFT+ESC. Open the Windows Task Manager.
If that didn’t work, try another way. Press the Start button and click on the Run option. This will start the Run tool. Type in taskmgr and press OK. This should start the Windows Task Manager
Step 2: Within the Windows Task Manager click on the Processes tab. Find the process by name. random.exe. Then scroll the list to find required process. Select it with your mouse or keyboard and click on the End Process button. This will kill the process.
Step 3: Delete malicious registry entries.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Active Setup\Installed Components\random
Step 4: Remove malicious files of Macromedia.exe virus
C:\Program Files\Search Results Toolbar\Datamngr\SRTOOL~1\random
Video of Key Steps on How to Modify or Change Registry to Completely Clean Malware:
Possibly, you may still can’t remove Macromedia.exe virus after you tried many steps because the files of the cunning virus would be changed every time. Even the names of the virus would be named randomly. Please be careful when you try to fix Macromedia.exe problem yourself. It’s not so easy for one person who is not familiar with the virus and not well trained in IT filed. If you don’t have much knowledge of Windows operating system, you almost can’t find it out from so large amounts of system files. And you’d better don’t try so called free software to get rid of this Trojan since the virus is well disguised that anti-virus may delete some system files erroneously. What’s more so called free software may be another cheater. You’d better to find an expert to help you remove this Trojan.
Kindly Reminder: If you failed to remove Macromedia.exe with the methods you found from the internet, please consult YooSecurity certified professionals to remove it completely.
Published by Tony Shepherd & last updated on June 30, 2013 5:16 am