How to Remove “dhcpwiz.exe”

What is dhcpwiz.exe?

dhcpwiz.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as DHCP Wizard. It belongs to Windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as dhcpwiz.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with dhcpwiz.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with dhcpwiz.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • dhcpwiz.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible dhcpwiz.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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Ideally, replacing the existing dhcpwiz.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove
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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 dhcpwiz.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 May 2011 at 8:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6a272acda97f4bd8
b70376d11d1e12a0
105ccb53
7d22365dfb8303b3
42c4fa0e05ca77d4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cca73840efbd5e98
a3d71d86fbbfdd66
6947ad3d
c21fd5b538016cb9
7fac0031f48c453a
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 China N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2009 at 5:38 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4c38bdd3be5d6163
202e8560cdc5c2a5
d95a8057
221acd4c312f2af3
30f81c4fedd24d26
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Russian Federation
2 Uwe A. Ruttkamp Executable 78a2c79ca5dbeda4
ce515b10f868ebdb
31c2f66c
2690c19ee2782030
46d796753b195816
No 2.5.0.0 2.5.0.0 10.100.19.19/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d28bee6acf2962aa
a323b3fc09351935
5d1d7c08
8b9a394ac71fb8b3
d65eb72e726aef9a
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 China
4 Uwe A. Ruttkamp Executable 78a2c79ca5dbeda4
ce515b10f868ebdb
31c2f66c
2690c19ee2782030
46d796753b195816
No 2.5.0.0 2.5.0.0 10.100.19.9/32
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