How to Remove “autochk.exe”

What is autochk.exe?

autochk.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Auto Check Component Publisher. It belongs to Windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as autochk.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with autochk.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with autochk.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • autochk.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible autochk.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove autochk.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 May 2018 at 9:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 5d8f859f89a57e34
ea79fb889df84f75
d1be9944
1c9104846e206f98
107067b9ca1083f5
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 181.66.169.99/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable 1fc7223bc39aa47b
29045017f18a019d
558c06ff
1f986e34c2c4147d
1a64ce7264840f4a
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 181.66.169.99/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable c5d7ff2e61928ec9
dc8fa1832b13d951
e6c22112
8adde702483bf23b
df80bc22023f1d1e
Application.
Win32.CompuT
race.~B
No N/A N/A Nigeria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 January 2010 at 9:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable d5cf8ea0e6eb9f84
d61fdf84e23e129d
beb462af
37d01b8bc15e263f
4405367c9a442824
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
United States
2 ReactOS Development Team Executable 940a8490b1ae414d
d1f39ae5a1e714a9
28af9f2c
fef8e2b21318efff
38a9f71b0a9a26a5
No 0.4.9 0.4.9 10.108.51.116/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d5cf8ea0e6eb9f84
d61fdf84e23e129d
beb462af
37d01b8bc15e263f
4405367c9a442824
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
10.108.51.116/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1075a6463da7776d
65d9bdc058b23890
ad8c5d37
5ba24edf6264d724
d7de9767c5495bb0
No 4.00 4.00 United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 32 items per page
 
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