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.

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

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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 b5d2ef35470c9a87
269e6329625d90b8
e01d9102
06fca77c742f1d75
70694923772c6141
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Greece N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable a7dee9c92cd16c66
0ae52d52c659b243
53a1e1c7
03e53f1a9d816d16
a9a9b398a4fd8fb2
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 057aea86ec134d26
3afb9c1154bee03e
321b3ce2
00c5d8f75e0ea6c8
9a4bd76048292230
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Poland N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable eb9a2dead27dfdc8
77944c84d47e8de3
94a4a332
d69f6d13afeb32e1
72bba23adf88b5be
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.1.116/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 2:39 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 20727f40ec638614
68f85161d90c9cad
3120dcd2
00378557350d3b2a
2654a8406c03d50a
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
2 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
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable b08dc8d9b881aaf7
06817db2d7fcb2c1
169797b1
16b037eec30dc564
9749b5848f56123f
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 10.224.1.116/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a655ffeb221b4004
225ff56c932340a1
6fe1ec49
57111e50c91f2751
e3133d1713db4fe4
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
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