How to Remove “awk.exe”

What is awk.exe?

awk.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as awk. It is associated with MKS Toolkit for Win32 developed by unknown. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with awk.exe malware:
  • Unstable internet connection
  • awk.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 awk.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:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove awk.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 awk.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 February 2018 at 10:05 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 514e2cda2e2168c3
23c6c517132830f4
4b37ff7a
77a881384711c932
5f3c1ac87d630cba
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A 103.255.6.2/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable d14782fee2c77036
8e6b7c711eea5a24
0ed424e0
15c9e696a5025e40
43d825f07654a190
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A 176.221.121.148/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 438daf67e46a75b3
8b63e6d94f4409a6
d158279f
a445e3103957085d
16012f16447f7597
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
4 N/A Executable 2e29101718923817
f62b4e311206b19d
09250dbf
6edb7b0b8cab0374
20771180b8620a68
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 February 2009 at 1:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable c14b8623d6f64e30
537ac2ff51aabf8b
26cfdf99
5350b448675c4578
1e07965a70f76698
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.19/32
2 N/A Executable cefb8995517fe42e
e3cdf6f15fa07dbf
9a8f47ed
2aa6236db252d12d
58e40924f08d8ad9
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 5b485b59e5b0045e
38f7265d9c944bba
10b1dc96
c16f0606c98515c5
d26324b5875fc19f
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.45/32
4 N/A Executable c14b8623d6f64e30
537ac2ff51aabf8b
26cfdf99
5350b448675c4578
1e07965a70f76698
No N/A N/A United States
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