How to Remove “IKernel.exe”

What is IKernel.exe?

IKernel.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as InstallShield® Setup Engine. It belongs to software InstallShield and was developed by InstallShield. It is commonly stored in C:\Program files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as IKernel.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with IKernel.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the IKernel.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the IKernel.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program files then the system is not affected by IKernel.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by IKernel.exe malware.

How to remove IKernel.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing IKernel.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

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

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 March 2009 at 12:46 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 3dc9806da6c607df
2bbd0401a85c62a9
d0fe1c16
ff9738db57b801a4
85a3fd49ee531969
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 6, 31,
100, 1221
6, 31 China N/A
2 N/A Executable 4002afb4c148f888
ea8a046b98c75e6b
2fa8ddcf
23a373941c851693
7fc6add8b1aded5f
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
3 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 7b5bd8c826644aed
de9276f6ceb6ff0c
71424622
a50afdd9acbc70e7
aa35c9ea8ddc6edb
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 6, 31,
100, 1221
6, 31 Russian Federation N/A
4 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable 2ce86061712f745f
061a276691268c4c
05d8b488
4186fd9d4497a332
32968f5ee9486554
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6, 22,
100, 1511
6, 22 Sri Lanka N/A
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43

Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 1:28 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 CyberLink Corp. Executable 3e61595f21f88c44
517eac359425bfd2
13bfc3b2
1ef2227299d82d93
b45788a3935485bb
No N/A N/A India
2 InstallShield Software Corporation Executable e1ff9981a09ab025
d69ac891bfc931a7
76294d4d
b3fd01873bd5fd16
3ab465779271c58f
No 6, 31,
100, 1221
6, 31 Poland
3 CyberLink Corp. Executable 491b9aa09c67026d
ea5edc17d71d6bcf
6eb88734
f345143d4553de20
a9309415e5cead91
No N/A N/A 172.76.240.47/32
4 CyberLink Corp. Executable d8519ee0eab2a71d
2637751671712356
71764095
5c26b831e359f961
88451f00e1c1a9b8
No N/A N/A United States
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