How to Remove “SknStdio.exe”

What is SknStdio.exe?

SknStdio.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Stardock SkinStudio. It belongs to Stardock SkinStudio and was developed by Stardock Net, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.
Malware authors write different types of malicious programs and name them as SknStdio.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SknStdio.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 SknStdio.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • SknStdio.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 SknStdio.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with SknStdio.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing SknStdio.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 SknStdio.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 October 2010 at 1:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable b81eadb91f97a730
7ad39805c6378907
e6b03c61
a0ff698ab4bcb462
771f454c7f3e1898
Win32.Viking
.CH~clean
No N/A N/A Poland N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 July 2008 at 7:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Stardock Net,Inc. Executable 98453f225488bfe4
c0d3e98e365f3a59
374558bb
d56494c2a342f27a
0cd7c83b3207ccfe
No 5.0.0.1111 1.0.0.0 United States
2 Stardock Net,Inc. Executable 81111edb101c3f13
e7ad81f1a54ff608
a067f1d6
b20c901e8cc15a62
5279747db550f68c
No 4.0.1.839 1.0.0.0 Philippines
3 Stardock Net,Inc. Executable fbf8574611da628a
cce9eb1fdfc05e2c
c750888a
N/A No 4.4.9.983 1.0.0.0 United Kingdom
4 Stardock Net,Inc. Executable a78b50839bd12ada
f3abfe40e4a31ae0
0c2091f5
cb54d6b45fb7cb8a
99935cd45ade5ea1
No 3.0.0.619 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
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