How to Remove “dkicon.exe”

What is dkicon.exe?

Originally developed by Executive Software International, dkicon.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as dkicon.exe and it belongs to Diskeeper Disk Defragmenter. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

dkicon.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after dkicon.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • dkicon.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 dkicon.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:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2008 at 8:46 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 0599b9d37dfec5f1
e5d85ca17ceac439
552b3882
cfbf9dfbc08ff86a
d1a017e31e4d684f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.0.606.0 10.0.606.0 Thailand N/A
2 Diskeeper® Corporation Executable 9359140c3d0734d4
c6179e6843b89ed5
490690ca
b87e554aa7104d40
cdbe945d6a202806
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.0.538.0 9.0.538.0 India N/A
3 Diskeeper® Corporation Executable d9b398332d882b61
e2d11157ecc9481e
ded074f1
14e4b76245d6f2eb
29b99d94a4159682
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.0.538.0 9.0.538.0 India N/A
4 Diskeeper Corporation Executable b3e71e1a6eeda981
923fea28665c6eb7
58d0cc7d
8f5d1820cd3577f9
5d6a117862fe413d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.0.608.0 10.0.608.0 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 June 2008 at 11:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 6005b7e0c1cae277
b0b81e8f361bf67f
36433e3d
9467cc67d1134527
2337cc11add80507
No 9.0.541.0 9.0.541.0 Croatia
2 Diskeeper® Corporation Executable 0f14b8180670b544
7accdb7c5b4349a9
084e7654
260192ef794e4a94
ef88cfa0eee78b27
No 9.0.538.0 9.0.538.0 United States
3 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 6005b7e0c1cae277
b0b81e8f361bf67f
36433e3d
9467cc67d1134527
2337cc11add80507
No 9.0.541.0 9.0.541.0 Bosnia and Herzegovina
4 Diskeeper® Corporation Executable 0f14b8180670b544
7accdb7c5b4349a9
084e7654
260192ef794e4a94
ef88cfa0eee78b27
No 9.0.538.0 9.0.538.0 Argentina
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