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 1: Download and install Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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

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: 14 June 2008 at 11:49 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 98e993d59d737735
344de52b1d4c028b
86bb5227
797b4bd6ee6c00ee
4c798d3fc3817576
Virus.Win32.
Virut.n
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 United Kingdom N/A
2 N/A Executable 0480383db6cfba03
c54ec71ed3941a0b
aea19b5d
4b7c4442864d4a3f
d9c75d27f31c1687
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Singapore N/A
3 N/A Executable 20607bfb2a8326ae
516b9c87d79fb55f
c4d10d13
00c58320fda4dbc6
5633a1a873c3e7c2
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
4 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
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 June 2008 at 10:14 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5df7247e1eaae8fc
3c78a1e8aa2eeac1
dba09835
4ab98661e251e53f
3a2c00919f0a3eb8
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.100.130.247/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5df7247e1eaae8fc
3c78a1e8aa2eeac1
dba09835
4ab98661e251e53f
3a2c00919f0a3eb8
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.1.55/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4c50e5fbab600dc6
769536d098c04b22
9df0b4b7
8d04fcbe797c9a38
efd86560c6a32bf3
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.100.130.247/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7cf2a8ef1d824587
3b75e5b48db83d94
b4b28d64
4c7a0c5c5d696671
57c7650b65a135c8
No 5.1.2600.5
508
(xpsp.0803
20-1628)
5.1.2600.5
508
Internal Submission
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