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 20e44b98dcdef85a
8af8270c64a5185b
417c27c5
df959e7900835072
01ffa80b542a9e29
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.39.0.253/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f587b0687e2b1bbd
75c4ce5e506cdb01
5a10c7f7
2f756f5803abb19e
1a4d3a9e08e856a6
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.211.63.173/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4f4fd36b6d79b4f9
a51f460bd8a9a7e9
d934b77a
c3937dcf17587351
76dd06c056a846d0
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable f908c73f69e26527
47cab9df142626de
05f4a3ef
ac6a5138b32cdcd2
e0edf177e2ec11ed
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Morocco 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 683a71ea3d3b28a4
4d7fe213de0a2cf5
7ceaddde
97341d542fe3c788
caee1da8b21045e5
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Japan
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6411e60e5b3f44b8
0f40d9c42adf02f4
56189ee4
9cc2d9c183613519
6b803c800ce98e07
No 6.2.9200.1
6384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
6.2.9200.1
6384
Russian Federation
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 56ea3167b2011679
26403b8b4ff99124
39589db5
8f0d95683e6b7d06
a1f1e80ad42f9e8b
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
10.224.1.55/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 14ff29ed8b8963f0
be76adbcac1324cb
25f68fd1
ca4a0211480d0536
9efebf85d94cce6a
No 6.3.9600.1
7415
(winblue_r
4.141028-1
500)
6.3.9600.1
7415
Turkey
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