How to Remove “cmdkey.exe”

What is cmdkey.exe?

cmdkey.exe is a legitimate file and is a Credential Manager Command Line Utility. It belongs to Windows Operating System and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.

Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as cmdkey.exe, using them to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by cmdkey.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the cmdkey.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

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Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove cmdkey.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 24 December 2011 at 9:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8c3ff12b3a4aa7bc
e0fc01babc75f24e
cb1bec9d
a931bc5f578950fa
c6447a3f0955e784
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
105.112.42.61/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e1f2b5a951e9c5a3
af5f23320a53e834
9830e467
1ec03bbdcad82a77
a73d8cc24ebd5d80
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 56b9bbf9cf9d0370
5591aaf51c9ed282
72e47c29
1146354d7e8cab95
5f0387cd28696d8b
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.naf
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2a681e9f167195aa
d2459fde3af67d6b
bce67ec5
8a6cef328ad84458
42e731ffbf7ae6d0
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Algeria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 2:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c26a2464aa34d6ac
ced733821c5926d3
5a4c4881
c2702bd4986a9644
a67c6f0033e07d9b
No 10.0.10240
.16384
(th1.15070
9-1700)
10.0.10240
.16384
Thailand
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1f025e7198ba65bd
103de234a02ee0d0
21b55655
8b7d597c91fe77de
1422ebc6eacd37bb
No 6.2.9200.1
6384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
6.2.9200.1
6384
United Kingdom
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 683a71ea3d3b28a4
4d7fe213de0a2cf5
7ceaddde
97341d542fe3c788
caee1da8b21045e5
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Japan
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c26a2464aa34d6ac
ced733821c5926d3
5a4c4881
c2702bd4986a9644
a67c6f0033e07d9b
No 10.0.10240
.16384
(th1.15070
9-1700)
10.0.10240
.16384
Pakistan
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