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: 25 February 2018 at 1:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7fbcd16a8b9dc20f
b0625a687dc308c1
1e17a3a2
097d675c0e858d3a
2be30959a4e3b313
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 197.34.10.238/32 N/A
2 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
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 27586a5a578236d6
ca0a9d2283f30899
8ee57140
16075d0665ff9f73
2a79ecd0e12b839d
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Egypt N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7cf996f5baaf5bca
59646cac4692b611
29384983
5a0a7dfd0c32a439
d472c8d46940a4ab
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Nigeria N/A
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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 ReactOS Development Team Executable cfe5f5e845f04934
46e1ac4303d54ce2
fc3a12d5
a8ed7453fd076a24
e1f642e225f11dfa
No 0.4.8 0.4.8 United States
4 ReactOS Development Team Executable f8e9873ac0cd1dc2
eb72d4b6cd3c6df1
226dc7c9
1aa760a96a2492b7
8c7da6d999a4e09f
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