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.

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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: 13 October 2010 at 2:40 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a991a9f00c8bc4f3
fb3361cca990561a
69dca3a1
a04e54716213ea2c
712e588ad5a9c970
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Zambia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7a62209b09242009
4fe36f4aa46f5874
84c529d2
319681feccc9d9a4
f3e916d75feb32ff
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Egypt N/A
3 N/A Executable 6e5fad11c35cbb75
dfae14e2b47c88d6
0afda6e2
1c3a46d9564bed0b
39fbe0cdd9089834
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
4 N/A Executable a631e0477d2735f1
1e98ba1b7c9822b0
f3a70e2e
79549fa77f451e61
64e51960fc544f60
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 8:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable dc336a8f35929057
530d86ac5a630b56
a8f5d62e
5e37fc149e382aae
ef17b935f28b9a2d
No 3.51 3.51 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable da8ab1c40b4eace7
c0d6967851f098b2
e1a5ed30
a222d7b8cd8b7001
a3d35f6cfc13599a
No 5.00.2195.
6881
5.00.2195.
6881
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0d6b95610e5c2c53
0ed69df68ab38ed4
6f7a4bc4
41e4c8eba464e7d6
a5ba5e8827732aeb
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Mexico
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 89ed4e70f494f130
29a359d89ab65561
cb4a1c51
4c8506545975dc15
527694dc74b3692c
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.1.116/32
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