How to Remove “dfscmd.exe”

What is dfscmd.exe?

dfscmd.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as Dfs Command-Line Scripting Application and it belongs to Windows Operating System. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of dfscmd.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with dfsinit.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • dfsinit.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, 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 dfsinit.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with dfsinit.exe malware.

How to remove dfsinit.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing dfsinit.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 November 2010 at 9:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0f1cb3e7c9c0127d
68b4aab22886f323
814325e9
cc9ccfcc90305b09
caa41e008666dc84
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Russian Federation N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable e13edc5676ae6d25
8771e368bd116457
eabd7267
d3be8e004ecff92b
4efd1d893d9a559e
Virus.Win32.
Sality.q
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e37c634724db92b5
5fd370f88e3c92dd
28b2f07b
7ef7f51465151952
3a4775e2f5593914
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Taiwan N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 77b43afb82cf1fb0
0230f5f081d2a711
60bafb43
5800dc5d1eeb5573
185ab20c4163f523
Virus.Win32.
Sality.q
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Italy N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 2:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2f8c97dee6bedd9d
ab6067e5b5e9c5c6
ed7c4f9b
cf6932eb15272df7
eedaf641b3965d14
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Japan
2 N/A Non-executable 8d2c81ae64c4a534
af5299b9110aaee5
bb74011d
d7eab96f074b593c
3fc7139c6eb818bb
No N/A N/A United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 314fd2b025a40837
4f3b65ce6827e389
89fcc518
9c6c8593cba29626
8a0fe1805e61dc05
No 5.2.3790.1
830
(srv03_sp1
_rtm.05032
4-1447)
5.2.3790.1
830
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c07955ad21dfe08b
b1efd5f612d6f467
77c49637
6c8c76232227d8a5
28bd68ecd67fce22
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Russian Federation
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