How to Remove “WKSSVC.DLL”

What is WKSSVC.DLL?

The file named WKSSVC.DLL is developed by Microsoft Corporation. The file is digitally verified but is confirmed to be a Trojan which is designed for the Windows platform. It is used by the Windows Ribbon framework. The file is considered a threat and should be removed if found to be running. The threat level is 4.

WKSSVC.DLL is located in C:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application data\{19a3c153-2e36-48b0-9131-57c2b181f94b}\wkssvc.dll. The size of the DLL file found in the records is 302 kilobytes. The latest version of the file found is 6.1.7601.17514. The non-system process can be removed as it will not have any effects on the performance of the Windows operating system.

Affected Platform: Windows XP, Vista, 7, Vista

How to check if your computer is infected with WKSSVC.DLL malware?

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

  • WKSSVC.DLL 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:\Documents and Settings\{user}\Application data\{19a3c153-2e36-48b0-9131-57c2b181f94b}\wkssvc.dll, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove WKSSVC.DLL malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove WKSSVC.DLL 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: 04 January 2012 at 6:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b31c5bb08406a046
b0a309bdae67ff1d
1af30c7a
5edc7a4cacf35d19
4ea973c71c2ebf02
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 5.1.2600.5
826
(xpsp_sp3_
qfe.090609
-1445)
5.1.2600.5
826
Ukraine N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 4:17 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7205caca06711fad
b018c5926db23b50
59dc2a6f
d0d9c2eca4d03a8f
06dcd91236b90c98
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
10.100.19.19/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5fa65be23864568c
e1aa84b2ba851213
b0b8d865
78f3ef5e89dfbce4
973110ca35b577d5
No 5.00.2195.
6862
5.00.2195.
6862
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9c37902ccb0fc945
733eb7494f041330
b20f6104
b9891f885dcf1f05
13a51cb58493cb1f
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
104.236.253.252/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c0b05ac0dc3e20a3
31c3475a1e8e90a3
00439925
1db69705b695b987
082c8baec0c6b34f
No 6.0.6002.1
8049
(vistasp2_
gdr.090609
-2338)
6.0.6002.1
8049
United States
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