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: 08 October 2008 at 11:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5b8b7315b0ea992b
f300d166b2d3e9ef
52bd3dc3
117d0cc27a5acbc0
15b48dffcd421ff7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.131.2134
.1
5.131.2134
.1
Brazil N/A
2 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
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 23e177ee8593e40c
641d45ede71007bb
5f59ef12
1f1769adc1391332
473bf7c1cfd6c678
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.131.2134
.1
5.131.2134
.1
Brazil N/A
4 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
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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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6f48c0d1910bc6c0
b6ed005fc1c540de
002e6c6e
68d9018bcfa92be7
6496c143ce4f9dce
No 5.101.1663
.1
5.101.1663
.1
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 547085ece03c0a11
bae05ba585a75e98
28b29373
9f74918bb4d56f27
ccd4403c99a35ba0
No 5.101.1670
.1
5.101.1670
.1
Poland
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 077e3a6050e3d150
9d9266004e5854a9
03135c36
9b04c5daf65c2b4c
70b30c0cfe652801
No 5.131.3668
.0
(main.0208
06-1624)
5.131.3668
.0
United States
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