How to Remove “Forcedos.exe”

What is Forcedos.exe?


Forcedos.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Force DOS Execute Utility  and it belongs to the Microsoft Windows Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of Forcedos.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to detect whether your system is affected by Forcedos.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 Forcedos.exe file and open its location.


If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32 folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 October 2011 at 6:40 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable f8d7c7d4e15a5262
4a64a8f6b1ee18fd
fe0c07b3
61bd4a31284cc991
720ebe8e65829eb7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Estonia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 46d15075dda8f12e
643657642418c784
e3b2e5a5
8c5ba6066110d41f
c00313ae1e3f190c
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 398238ceb77d8aeb
b27209257fd4a687
097a24c8
445203e8b6fd164c
423efd53d6fefba9
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Estonia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4e62b689d92553bd
3c431d1d58f506fb
7e2777e6
5b3180199e3ba224
374b91e6b5ab510e
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Bulgaria N/A
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26

Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 November 2009 at 2:16 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ?????????? ?????????? Executable 2704c1151abc397e
e827fce029cfe063
bf818cad
ae02a8aa88a06cae
d1fd40b00e35dce4
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
2 ?????????? ?????????? Executable 2704c1151abc397e
e827fce029cfe063
bf818cad
ae02a8aa88a06cae
d1fd40b00e35dce4
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 3018a274cfe1b00b
1a32c3db7008a9ae
8e92ff53
a0e73947b7313fb5
5e8fa9458a4391b2
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Europe
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9840ad207fe60d68
5dea67191a932a0b
85f62f9a
63d97bf0a9300936
074d731a2af18aff
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.1.116/32
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