How to Remove “WKey.exe”

What is wkey.exe?

Originally developed by Alpine Snow, wkey.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Wireless WEP Key Password Spy 1.1 and it belongs to Wireless WEP Key Password Spy 1.1. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
wkey.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after wkey.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by wkey.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • wkey.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove wkey.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove wkey.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 24 July 2008 at 4:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 XP Executable 10c917af86c369e1
8875ddd6553dd96f
d1fce021
c3da521ba228f712
ca199e5a6373aa7e
ApplicUnwnt.
Win32.PSWToo
l.WEPSpy.a
No N/A N/A Egypt N/A
2 Snow Hack Executable 143cff318bb0d170
4a6c1c2c915ebd48
42dd6245
225bc4a939205fd7
17355f33c60b5e7a
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.00 N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 XP Executable 10c917af86c369e1
8875ddd6553dd96f
d1fce021
c3da521ba228f712
ca199e5a6373aa7e
ApplicUnwnt.
Win32.PSWToo
l.WEPSpy.a
No N/A N/A 176.44.99.119/32 N/A
4 XP Executable 10c917af86c369e1
8875ddd6553dd96f
d1fce021
c3da521ba228f712
ca199e5a6373aa7e
ApplicUnwnt.
Win32.PSWToo
l.WEPSpy.a
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 31 May 2009 at 9:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Alpine Snow Executable c83d30248f2c2acf
a0507b1c6e1dfb4a
37b149fb
80d2df0444140e5d
d15dba41ff09c734
No 2.00.0009 2.00.0009 Internal Submission
2 Alpine Snow Executable 666dbd68f56bb9f0
11a765378a4f3c15
2977c951
3f4ed090be146175
6b669f86cc591766
No 2.0 2.0 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 394c591eb2a900a2
15a3a573e64c5857
5f7d2cef
22607f990b2080ac
5c8a373a5885a653
No 3.3.0.0 N/A Internal Submission
4 Alpine Snow Executable 666dbd68f56bb9f0
11a765378a4f3c15
2977c951
3f4ed090be146175
6b669f86cc591766
No 2.0 2.0 10.224.1.116/32
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