How to Remove “SecUtil.exe”

What is SecUtil.exe?

SecUtil.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Microsoft.Net Framework Security Utility. It belongs to Microsoft.Net Framework and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.
Malware programmers write different types of malicious programs and name them as SecUtil.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with SecUtil.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • SecUtil.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, 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 SecUtil.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with SecUtil.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing SecUtil.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: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, 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 SecUtil.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 09 October 2008 at 8:49 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable dd8e62ae2cb6ef09
aa86eb05a11e20f1
924e50fc
N/A Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 January 2009 at 2:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Motus Technologies, Novell Executable 5e6802b04a90039d
2f28077de3edf05a
9776abf4
b54337db95eaff62
1e60c3ccfebb077f
No 2.4.0.0 2.4.0.0 Austria
2 Motus Technologies, Novell Executable 5a9be0f9fb9360c8
dd8a19b528001552
ea9b4972
fd7d7a4a40d83c90
6caccc2b5ab700ee
No 3.2.6.0 N/A Australia
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9bd68575312048f0
097a5a1a45a60b70
0a2ab447
4d9faad498a1247e
fff460384beb0589
Yes 3.5.21022.
8
(RTM.02102
2-0800)
3.5.21022.
8
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9c03bab91ec7fd20
d8fad42f2ce1ba88
6994c311
d66ce2b088f1928d
d9fa78464858cffd
No 2.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
2.0.50727.
42
United States
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