How to Remove “Certuil.exe”

What is Certuil.exe?

Certuil.exe is a component of Dynamic Link Library(DLL) files for Windows Operating System (OS) like Windows 7, Windows XP, and Windows Vista. It is a command line program installed as part of certificate services. By default, it is located in c:/windows/system32. Spammers replicate its name to code a malware program.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to find if your computer is affected by Certuil.exe malware?

You will see the following error messages that can indicate if your computer is infected with Certuil.exe malware.


1) Certuil.exe cannot be found.

2) Certuil.exe is missing.

3) Runtime Error. Certuil.exe pure virtual function call.

4) Unable to launch the software located at path: [path]\certuil.exe. If you are getting any of the above messages, it is clear that your system is affected by Certuil.exe malware.

How to remove the certuil.exe file from system using Comodo Free Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Comodo 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.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found upon during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the certuil.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!


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