How to Remove “datetimepickerctl.exe”

What is datetimepickerctl.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, datetimepickerctl.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as datatimepickerctl.exe and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. datetimepickerctl.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after datetimepickerctl.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove datetimepickerctl.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: 27 June 2012 at 1:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 13b9906e812aaf5c
0be80e71cf84ce32
cc3000e6
28cdf4c36a561fba
68e425acfbd55d10
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Brazil N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5b1b0298328bb96c
dc115159c14c078d
9ef3a46d
08bcfeae92772d69
b8f396e1eca4e623
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Brazil N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
5

Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 March 2009 at 4:31 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 26c63b87a0cc4fad
3e762303be3c003e
d6105a2a
5d083638f4cc4fee
88ad64902b8824c7
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United Kingdom
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 915a0714bc61e44a
4d83ae5111616ccd
9a56804f
9107b94ba80dfad2
9fed6b4f30fa81ab
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 915a0714bc61e44a
4d83ae5111616ccd
9a56804f
9107b94ba80dfad2
9fed6b4f30fa81ab
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 915a0714bc61e44a
4d83ae5111616ccd
9a56804f
9107b94ba80dfad2
9fed6b4f30fa81ab
No 1.1.0.0 1.1.0.0 United Kingdom
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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