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: 02 April 2018 at 11:50 am
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 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
3 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
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 581e4374acb50a4a
cb78d2258bc983e5
e62fe35a
6f30ce5c8d4c7e59
6396343db972b80d
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: 12 February 2014 at 10:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable c009a3da58e67c6a
0dfcafa13df2c951
0353c7fc
d8d7c324e524a1ff
1f1e28d1c8e76772
No 10.0.16299
.15
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16299
.15
United States
2 ReactOS Development Team Executable cfe5f5e845f04934
46e1ac4303d54ce2
fc3a12d5
a8ed7453fd076a24
e1f642e225f11dfa
No 0.4.8 0.4.8 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d87419b0352f7fe3
5ddac0a32cad59d9
b3e000c1
1eb487148487e958
1e95ee4a3f01f246
No 10.0.17754
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17754
.1
Sweden
4 ReactOS Development Team Executable 2796391f044810a6
c36295803fbccf02
43a2346f
d0d7b264af61e850
c029e4b87c0d0ccc
No 0.4.9 0.4.9 10.108.51.116/32
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