How to Remove “cgichkmasterpwd.exe”

What is cgichkmasterpwd.exe?

Originally developed by TrendMicro, Inc., cgichkmasterpwd.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as cgiChkMasterPwd.exe and it belongs to Trend Micro OfficeScan. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

cgichkmasterpwd.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after cgichkmasterpwd.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by cgichkmasterpwd.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • cgichkmasterpwd.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove cgichkmasterpwd.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove cgichkmasterpwd.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 September 2008 at 9:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 Trend Micro Inc. Executable 1161d65d0cf4b5d4
3ddcc599a92a8cd0
b017ca82
58ca7adeeec33102
b1c22d1637dc1f81
No 7.0.0.1386 7.0 United States
2 Trend Micro Inc. Executable 05fd208548d92aa2
2311051ca44e7168
a258844b
bd5bed3b8cb9fccf
32eb79331331a287
No 7.5.0.1113 7.5 Internal Submission
3 Trend Micro Inc. Executable 31e64aca9a921635
971033ce61d6bad0
0acb608d
022f237c836c0bca
fb7d945cc1098135
No 7.5.0.1159 7.5 Internal Submission
4 Trend Micro Inc. Executable 4686c646595558e4
b6e154ad4c264a22
075aab92
66431324864395f5
f11aeb72afd6dace
No 7.3.0.1343 7.3 Internal Submission
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