How to Remove “doskey.exe”

What is doskey.exe?

doskey.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Keyboard History Utility. 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 doskey.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with doskey.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with doskey.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the doskey.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove doskey.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove doskey.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove doskey.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 November 2011 at 12:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 569411e15ed6596e
a6391cfc10cdb09d
4f046107
5197c8f63e1cc896
1516a286de06cbab
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 156.220.76.160/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable aa720094a2a2e268
ef16ce606c2d5669
058c0248
d04e55b60f97bcf4
e3a7b2cc873ad008
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Estonia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 194207223ef50a67
6701e4d9f0297d39
9a8c3c6c
ed639db908b88268
1b48f038b89c52af
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.33.232.31/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1d2152763b4e99e9
070fc05fdd9d3f10
2bb2c622
726adfd69681b33c
3c19fd64d6047ed6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation N/A
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18

Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 October 2009 at 4:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 965a4806c5bda23f
7d96a134836809fb
407449ca
766551b156f14fa8
aea9260e24f87f78
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 11eaa4a2f91893cb
3c9240a60a011d5f
50dcf620
801333b0e79d6753
aafd162943cd7dce
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
Romania
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1018dec41215cc88
3e8e8f92e4cc3d0c
71b0349a
b7d5e6eea39aa520
19d3328ee0fcc77f
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e7dcafb0f7d0343d
cd1331b8ff96356d
3cc6e34a
ae16540b9dd5e023
eb4c33b7008a7c6e
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 10.224.1.115/32
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