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.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from cmdkey.exe malware?

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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 764b3b7a5195f8d0
2bc6d9a47c2e25ed
49b0ffdb
cb9b2db97be5f7a5
1c73b8a2ffb61541
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
China N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6ca7fcc2a94cefbb
666b62a3fef0d87d
02fa0264
66be79a2ace8d358
33da60b0dcde880d
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Ukraine N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 9:37 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 062ec59b34b9c65b
983aef4c1e0b697c
85c96c61
512a60f62b89f43a
be9d42b3302b96de
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Morocco
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 062ec59b34b9c65b
983aef4c1e0b697c
85c96c61
512a60f62b89f43a
be9d42b3302b96de
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Poland
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable a4901460106356ee
5cbdbe05793d257a
e4a98c9e
c84f9297deeb647a
e4efb566a213c22e
No 6.0.6000.1
6386
(vista_rtm
.061101-22
05)
6.0.6000.1
6386
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 062ec59b34b9c65b
983aef4c1e0b697c
85c96c61
512a60f62b89f43a
be9d42b3302b96de
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Internal Submission
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