How to Remove “dkautoupdatealert.exe”

What is dkautoupdatealert.exe?

dkautoupdatealert.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Diskeeper Corporation. This process is known as dkaupdatealert.exe and it belongs to Diskeeper Disk Defragmenter. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of dkautoupdatealert.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by dkautoupdatealert.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 dkautoupdatealert.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 September 2009 at 1:36 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Diskeeper Corporation Executable e581949826ea18ab
385c2af4a2d393d7
951e1889
0f48bee8a2c14fcd
c3a4dcd4116682c2
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 15.0.951.0 15.0.951.0 Ukraine N/A
2 Diskeeper Corporation Executable c41f5ffc361ec161
3c0937f933d934b9
bc8ef8c4
412205a57b416e8b
1dbe54a03c67ab18
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.0.608.0 10.0.608.0 Russian Federation N/A
3 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 7c4f7e03c2e71e00
8667f575d2403652
af8d4cbe
16fc4bd1e2c42dc6
46bca49b684d75dc
Virus.Win32.
Murofet.a
No 10.0.593.0 10.0.593.0 Bulgaria N/A
4 Condusiv Technologies Executable 6a10fb9e5628f4f6
14411ca0ec663cc7
6969aa13
f371330a2e7995ee
dddf419da8182f12
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 16.0.1017.
0
16.0.1017.
0
Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 5:46 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 9bb4b70daad6e410
d8ee00f6d5632072
997542b7
d95efdcb5c5c0ab1
444d3939a612a710
Yes 12.0.781.0 12.0.781.0 India
2 Condusiv Technologies Executable 6f7e2e7de0cb00cc
da9cdf5eff6c0b70
bc2c6194
a74ad7981bf91322
b473129c5c1f81a7
Yes 16.0.1017.
0
16.0.1017.
0
10.224.1.22/32
3 Diskeeper Corporation Executable c441eb99978e9028
60fdf946516e17b3
c0bf65a3
40a4045080970571
8826e05cf547c8d6
No 11.0.686.0 11.0.686.0 Internal Submission
4 Diskeeper Corporation Executable c7af2ea5dfab462e
f60d8dcabc1c6ad2
6b0100a9
bb1fa08ea4cbef60
7f31c79916bedc57
Yes 14.0.896.0 14.0.896.0 Canada
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