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.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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: 25 August 2018 at 4:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 79871fa906557900
a4eeb81f0bfc05cb
029b66a2
7ef36f78e0ed8348
81c6c125361b2262
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable d171cd4c3514a4e5
5f5de43f5552d5ec
65090a48
1bf1d114df1400f8
3a2e8099f7b22978
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A 161.0.158.202/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable c6cdf0d86dde157a
6eeb5bda42c6db58
6a07366e
bc88bfed25b249a6
84e2b0e11ab6e6ac
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Poland N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 07fd72269b8bc77b
6a36733c0290602b
7f4690e6
7a9dd5de83c3fb6f
3c13a6ebfd7dcf18
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
156.173.65.193/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 2:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b3c9968445ccd723
e77f67c568567dab
86108d95
df9c1a8e36dd351b
7099d9cb04cfd39d
No 10.0.16299
.15
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16299
.15
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable dbb06fa6129c362b
de18fcccc68f43b9
204adde8
7616386bdec5800d
4a6cee2273bc74a8
No 10.0.17754
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17754
.1
Sweden
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 533465318c45dcaf
89e5800ef643c074
06389905
b41e32e2b0907aad
8557bc4fa8c9d256
No 10.0.17755
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17755
.1
Japan
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 08052f9258724718
0835b8ad13ddd79b
33587864
d18fa3530aa4124a
9d64f97162b1e3df
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
10.224.25.96/32
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