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.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

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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 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 N/A Executable cdb396497594d117
b1b7863371646ccb
c1c9f263
2552545f90c7dbda
011bf816f1b84b38
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
2 http://www.kapilan.comuf.com Executable e7b2a1a840607059
880899a6ebf429ad
42d64af1
d828d16b5babe3e3
6ad909de9b2028e0
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 29198eae2c155812
8762c8073765e993
c90dfb12
46aadc98a403befb
9746edff3d6967a2
N/A No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 1498d64982e42918
03c9d2224862e072
3566af12
5a7055ad50e56869
09187cd4f813d4e1
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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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 sky2net@hotmail.com Executable 0af37d62d6b0ba1a
7ff79a890e6c4bbe
9b65d933
259c268092422f0b
8d87e02be16a429b
No 13, 0, 0,
0
13, 0, 0,
0
Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable afe9c90dd1e97a99
a3966681daf4e0c2
d63027e8
524a56baad259fb9
0d4ae0a327266e84
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 *0*** Executable 15fc5d4118f2cf52
e2b8449c8806e413
2baaede9
546597727e79f474
6eac2569613a95fc
No 0.9C0 0.9C0 10.224.1.115/32
4 N/A Executable b028af81465fb6f2
cd2a0fe8f7462b6a
292811fb
7cfb935ad798e3b6
e723bab260102843
No N/A N/A Turkey
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