How to Remove “dnswiz.exe”

What is dnswiz.exe?

dnswiz.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as DNS Wizard and it belongs to Windows Operating System. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after mspaint.exe file.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • dnswiz.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 dnswiz.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 dnswiz.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 dnswiz.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 1:51 pm
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46572d92
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No 5.2.3790.0
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.030324-20
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2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3551568a1c5b0739
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3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 94d3a6b0b7be7c6e
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46572d92
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