How to Remove “chktrust.exe”

What is chktrust.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, chktrust.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Microsoft Trust ChkTrust Utility and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • chktrust.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 chktrust.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove chktrust.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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Malware Entries

First Seen: 10 February 2012 at 8:28 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable cbb6180b1a38bab2
0b5bb45128208ffc
83471e1c
a2d68247f17813de
d81e5ed72e076ebe
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.131.2134
.1
5.131.2134
.1
5.116.17.188/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 76eb7212e2f063aa
f1fc3eba7c3c87ae
f0be0366
919f32a4673959b7
08fe1099daee1229
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No 5.131.2134
.1
5.131.2134
.1
181.67.2.186/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6b486dcb04ab0b4d
078a0c02ccbb19b0
6a124d2d
cd90fc7850a916be
b614bf12141fc215
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.131.2134
.1
5.131.2134
.1
Brazil N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable d5b347f018f7640b
f88b0e284a43f7c0
c8e67b05
eb3c892687f68841
64dc805036324bac
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.131.2134
.1
5.131.2134
.1
Mexico N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 July 2008 at 7:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1e81e6ab14bf1804
28c908c5136eb28f
9f4959f2
42b8897dcc573bf8
e08c2e3f3f172cee
No 5.131.2134
.1
5.131.2134
.1
United States
2 N/A Executable c304da6e615f39e9
016643fd39f534b7
20f02557
3ac85397abc83f24
7365bd2463c35b3f
No 2.10.6.0 N/A 10.224.1.59/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d06279f45947a6af
8b8466a114814526
28391b01
4540c38fc35491e5
43cc381ea6b08bef
No 5.131.2134
.1
5.131.2134
.1
United Kingdom
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 11f9d1285162810b
dee2ba32c20c248b
1e29ef52
6dbfd6f7a57123c0
9b1c6ee52dd7cc01
No 5.131.1877
.1
5.131.1877
.1
United States
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  • 32 items per page
 
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