How to Remove “addkey.exe”

What is addkey.exe?

addkey.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Unknown. This process is known as AddKey MFC Application and it belongs to AddKey Application. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after addkey.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with addkey.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
  2. Go to the process tab and right-click on the addkey.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove addkey.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove addkey.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove addkey.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 July 2009 at 7:12 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable f0f33cb121a2abb1
d0329c54c1587b09
92553db6
e1dca4083aa76401
0e5394c1d51aca14
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 Kaspersky Labs. Executable e2dd0960d9b1c723
be6d75526743f936
bc9d8ab1
b031e8048b190e87
9f409dd4801856c2
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.0.0.1 4.0.164.0 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 March 2009 at 3:44 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 2872ab04ada6101e
969965b6ef02844d
4ec9938f
6415efe5a73cefce
738e442b20a5d8a7
No N/A N/A China
2 N/A Executable 2872ab04ada6101e
969965b6ef02844d
4ec9938f
6415efe5a73cefce
738e442b20a5d8a7
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Kaspersky Labs. Executable 7aec3818885436e6
9bd5b379377d717a
1a882a37
d1e38603a56b0fae
05a641681a0e951c
No 4.0.0.1 4.0.164.0 Russian Federation
4 N/A Executable ee012ccc29ffdef1
4c60ce78f3ebda51
d69aa249
b71613ec19349c33
48f403f57de7f31d
No N/A N/A United States
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