How to Remove “DotNetInstaller.exe”

What is DotNetInstaller?

Originally developed by InstallShield Software Corporation, DotNetInstaller.exe is a legitimate file process that is associated with InstallShield (R) and is located in C:\Program Files by default.

DotNetInstaller.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after DotNetInstaller.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with DotNetInstaller.exe malware?

If your system is affected by DotNetInstaller.exe malware, you will notice one or several  of the symptoms below:

  • DotNetInstaller.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove DotNetInstaller.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove DotNetInstaller.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 24 September 2018 at 8:58 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 5b425173c4e260ac
03687fdb52393d88
d474b4dc
38eb87bb3a40d5af
8c85eeabdcf43989
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 16.0.0.328 16.0.0.328 Indonesia N/A
2 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable e749fc099bdf1059
a3213624f20e2e68
b1faa52e
1c2d789bececbbbd
8b854b11ba892c65
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 9.1.0.429 9.1.0.429 5.227.231.168/32 N/A
3 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 4299b45704f834f7
a187bad41cbff6c6
fb34c740
54638e50081628b9
e847f18975643f61
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 11.50.0.42
618
11.50.0.42
618
5.227.231.168/32 N/A
4 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable a0acc56f8bad4c76
1258dc99313d6307
013f2865
32fe386119b5b1ac
10a9b0eb559e047e
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.0.100.10
32
7.0.100.10
32
Senegal N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 8:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 1957aa61dca0bee7
369cca48be318189
c7940332
d186d961e211e4fd
7f7c3a02a864cbe5
No 11.0.0.288
44
11.0.0.288
44
10.224.25.45/32
2 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 2e861637d3324dbc
7110455db08f2ff2
f5e1a173
ec3a24dd533bb759
ca791379febadf5c
No 7.0.100.11
87
7.0.100.11
87
India
3 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 5b5b0827f6cca6b4
a797278bbf84bc93
797a8185
5acdfd83f9365633
913ae76d8180453c
No 10.50.0.12
5
10.50.0.12
5
10.224.25.96/32
4 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 68a0cd5af1aa62c4
6e965e8e5c85c33d
e4d4678a
f89558047e71f655
a4ddb99e893213ed
No 9.1.0.429 9.1.0.429 10.224.25.43/32
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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