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 Microsoft Corporation Executable a4b28de026cda9d5
e1cb684b11ab599a
150f1076
e8bd8ef8b699512d
a5f71ea551b04c06
Virus.Win32.
Nimnul.C
No 2.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
2.0.50727.
42
10.224.1.51/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 36d473b5daa59b28
c398990d32972c50
e423805c
603bb44e334d4778
c54998bc5d68d0bb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
2.0.50727.
42
Philippines N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5f2c04b5ac48ec80
bfad1753f0ae6113
fdfb9051
e4df63f7a6dae036
a17ad6ee040b84fd
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 1.1.4322.5
73
1.1.4322.5
73
Indonesia N/A
4 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 3d5113d364ceebe2
bb47dc483afe8a45
4e473413
0ec3acf4a6619997
2b78e425a6ca36db
No 2.6.4.0 2.6.4.0 Internal Submission
2 Motus Technologies, Novell Executable 5e6802b04a90039d
2f28077de3edf05a
9776abf4
b54337db95eaff62
1e60c3ccfebb077f
No 2.4.0.0 2.4.0.0 Austria
3 Motus Technologies, Novell Executable a12a33efaf5dc350
7d25f6600c9aae3b
98f2bc80
73a22f94f40e4996
3fa3f0acacabfbfd
No 2.6.0.0 2.6.0.0 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 13f491213b8cf632
673a34f577c05cb5
5ad0d0a0
b807adc424aebb95
14b91a18a824085e
No N/A N/A India
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