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
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 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
2 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
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5cc5739bda163419
6db66ceb01b6eda5
04717030
00a7e6ecf3e347dd
c718a1518b5ce436
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Australia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 684479308a562e36
e6e9f43fc26f0493
e0ef9e81
0457ed82ad160179
9aaa36a989886171
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Bulgaria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 11 October 2008 at 8:32 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
176.215.13.135/32
2 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
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable f2d1995325df0f3c
a6e7b11648aa368b
7e8f1c7f
d98bb7d0ac50e517
42a5952fc81854b8
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Poland
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a831f8d1c225734f
abecf49dd3cd23da
b42d12a5
3eb17b71842c4b59
dbca52fc9530cdab
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Canada
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