How to Remove “SELFCERT.EXE”

What is SELFCERT.EXE?

SELFCERT.EXE is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Microsoft Digital Certificate Utility and it belongs to Digital Certificate Utility. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.
Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of SELFCERT.EXE to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by SELFCERT.EXE?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the SELFCERT.EXE file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 October 2009 at 6:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b7b202658044f3a9
161448e2d5ff66c3
39776389
351cd222a8b7ced2
0b2263a1cf962104
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.nw
No 12.0.6413.
1000
12.0.6413.
1000
176.62.179.85/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable afa9df78e5793c24
5a7f61dbfe71fe2a
1da81945
0f69604638271488
31a943ad244d1c9a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.0.4518.
1014
12.0.4518.
1014
India N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8cc335373dc970e2
2e93906ca3951e80
5f32feb2
93c63ae181128739
49d5f10eaa3c80be
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 14.0.6015.
1000
14.0.6015.
1000
Austria N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2861ca2e02ccf644
cf7abbfa0ee109e4
34feb87d
866e02c6bc5a6e63
7d9833b47e1efa05
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 14.0.4750.
1000
14.0.4750.
1000
Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 September 2008 at 4:20 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 54e186a1a6c05e34
adaa7b14edf04b70
665cd49b
1aacdac167abf0c2
1f9077db887967ba
Yes 2.00.0022 2.00.0022 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable a38a233fec250da3
70db15e5cbab23cf
fe6c0122
0749a84dc7f429d8
3a4573c4bfde983f
Yes 14.0.6015.
1000
14.0.6015.
1000
10.224.1.65/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d3b5342e584fec56
5c5df49d402d8445
f3136a50
993ce4937c4390ae
5d9d6921136adfd7
Yes 11.0.5510 11.0.5510 10.224.1.65/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5cc8b4baa9f78a44
c38c0b47b912c269
e6a8efba
f0d5a651350485f7
56c55a3628dedfee
No 2.00.0022 2.00.0022 Internal Submission
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