How to Remove “DiskView.exe”

What is DiskView.exe?

DiskView.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Sysinternals Diskview and it belongs to the sysinternalssuite software. It is commonly stored in c:\users\%USERNAME%\documents\sysinternalssuite\.  Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of DiskView.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by DiskView.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 startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • 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 DiskView.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside c:\users\%USERNAME%\documents\sysinternalssuite\ folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from DiskView.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the DiskView.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo 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: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with DiskView.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove DiskView.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 September 2009 at 1:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 03d244f762238537
9de82dc6fa211e81
d6aa625a
4da290a36e09cfb4
633f1c6475893b22
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 Fortress Creation Executable 3baff21b185a984a
f3a415e9b8067e6e
b05f104d
c904441bdf27dfd1
178f7bf876adda8d
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.2.6 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
3 Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com Executable 16fb8fcfadccd322
9573c4ec8808f6c5
cb2f3035
ba7bfc07f833196a
b25f4afdbe5ae0d2
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.30 2.30 United States N/A
4 N/A Executable 97f6d9d7fb9acafa
721320a84eee5f50
aa7707e8
9827790d29ad2390
7163058ba790af79
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 November 2008 at 10:08 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 radsoft.net Executable 3064f36f77a118c2
5484dc1586f1ca3f
f7002c19
f6bae37542cd6c1b
0a56684cf0a4a7a7
No 7.00 7.00.2600 10.224.1.116/32
2 Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com Executable 75bd13e87bf5fa4f
32699ac932df0f75
b2d06cd1
a9f75b3abf70f45d
b1e35735ebd20c27
Yes 2.40 2.40 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable d05a58d8a72d39d4
e82f3b69159b031f
7dde5e73
43530c46c9ef3703
a0ab0843be9be933
No N/A N/A United Kingdom
4 Radsoft Executable 0727254b341f6094
2caa9eb792f41b0b
c9268781
cb5752a0f4c529e5
f18318392be28212
No 4.87 4.87.1381 Internal Submission
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