How to Remove “SKYNET.EXE”

What is SKYNET.EXE?


SKYNET.EXE is a legitimate process file popularly known as Master Hacker. It is associated with Master Hacker developed by Core Publishing Inc. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with SKYNET.EXE malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SKYNET.EXE malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • SKYNET.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 SKYNET.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:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SKYNET.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.

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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 SKYNET.EXE malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 April 2008 at 4:14 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 *0*** Executable e2e6d911c8f96be2
7a0a05c1fae60c97
975bd416
9899560932ff3e10
f7b6e5d30aa4204d
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 0.7 0.7 Russian Federation N/A
2 www.BalcanDVB.net Executable 9e3f4b330bd614a8
307059b4b8ddd3f1
65e64139
53db00990b1551c3
60e654e837b3d89a
Unclassified
Malware
No 2008-2009 2008-2009 Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 89b7e509ec596131
df46f85b451cd5f7
27124322
66f1152947abea0f
990143f1d549d6a1
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 7cc532bc2b9c6913
4ef43ef41b397bb6
c84a533b
55a4403e5f87ed3a
eb81b96b8720f582
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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35

Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 January 2009 at 4:34 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable bf637302594519d4
098c0a536abd2a48
26b7d319
110faffffbf15215
20726da0742b38c4
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 56d706c20230b474
dc29590e6d677d5a
b522fe56
77f35e4a5a21f405
416e7a4db180c27e
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Russian Federation
3 sky2net@hotmail.com Executable 0af37d62d6b0ba1a
7ff79a890e6c4bbe
9b65d933
259c268092422f0b
8d87e02be16a429b
No 13, 0, 0,
0
13, 0, 0,
0
Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable b058a14d2674556b
2201eee4a1a414a5
38d23890
88c3b1dc7ff870da
b3465d8bf5cd98f5
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
 
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