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?

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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!

27

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 9148604f37b72d8a
1302e22fb94283c8
e63d6a17
749f77f8283f275f
d06ba7438c1c1afb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.l
No 10.0.608.0 10.0.608.0 Ukraine N/A
4 Diskeeper® Corporation Executable d9b398332d882b61
e2d11157ecc9481e
ded074f1
14e4b76245d6f2eb
29b99d94a4159682
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.0.538.0 9.0.538.0 India N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
31

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 N/A Executable 0a26e4d2780cf6d7
8e9b09dbc050838f
9eda817d
ab521a128e56b307
93d76d5a93c9b0b3
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable e5d2654452f54b99
bfc0e3dbec375ea8
10674d74
1d5352721ba949c5
cd5c659a5dab478b
No N/A N/A United States
3 Diskeeper Corporation Executable 17930670c941903f
bb3964ab648cc52c
c853dc6c
7d2a30ec96b9e5c3
7f889f8a724405be
No 10.0.608.0 10.0.608.0 Internal Submission
4 Diskeeper Corporation Executable b0774995800f17dc
d564f725dc6a2abd
ee2254c3
b4c79d535c0bef9c
47d698fbdfb603c9
No 10.0.593.0 10.0.593.0 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
Exclusive Offer
Get Free Endpoint Protection
Get Advanced
Endpoint
Protection

Award-Winning Security to Protect Your Clients from Cyber Attacks

Comodo Internet Security Pro

Free Antivirus protection from hackers! Get the ultimate Antivirus solution to keep your PC clean and to remove viruses from a slow or infected PC. Improve the PC performance at home or use it on-the-go!

Get Comodo Internet Security Comodo Internet Security