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: 08 October 2019 at 10:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 04eb367a077051cb
8405c45965bf3659
b2389c99
a20840468e1623f4
0aa1c2377a8bec3b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 11.50.0.42
618
11.50.0.42
618
156.211.154.235/32 N/A
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14

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 636c1ce473252ab0
9fdc6d1d95658530
dd413da8
19d3dc3c2159c407
800d69089ba8ce3d
No 7.0.100.10
32
7.0.100.10
32
Internal Submission
2 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 1aa024c9992ee4a9
da485df63736e210
c30d7548
9b4533452349cb8f
2f111682c8d640a7
No 10.0.0.159 10.0.0.159 Internal Submission
3 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 1da81e169dd47699
699a180643953e0d
a233b929
e903505e79ced317
8b296fc59c4e43d3
No 10.1.0.238 10.1.0.238 Internal Submission
4 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable dd5d3b0761cbe260
f7a3cfb37159d940
15adbfc0
d87a2c80695f22c4
28bd4a64291d45e3
No 11.50.0.42
618
11.50.0.42
618
Internal Submission
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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