How to Remove “dotfuscator.exe”

What is dotfuscator.exe?

dotfuscator.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by PreEmptive solutions, Inc. This process is known as Dotfuscator and it belongs to Dotfuscator Community Edition. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of dotfuscator.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by dotfuscator.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the dotfuscator.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program file, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from dotfuscator.exe malware?

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Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove dotfuscator.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 July 2010 at 4:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 PreEmptive Solutions, LLC Executable 407d1868a1d5e704
ed6eb8b47f231ba1
5a18af4e
08347fac5f04854e
b6a66ec066022381
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.0.2008.1
0000
4.0.2008.1
0000
Russian Federation N/A
2 PreEmptive Solutions, LLC Executable c7ff50f00865652f
d8075fbd0b7ec695
694ebe3c
49b82d34652158f4
09fa483efdb52f89
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 4.0.2008.1
1000
4.0.2008.1
1000
United States N/A
3 PreEmptive Solutions, LLC Executable 7b8462fe5c160e67
642a78f351032db2
85e28b84
ed9cc65bf5230efa
3040e00dd252cc5d
Virus.Win32.
Alman.A
No 3.0.2005.1
6153
3.0.2005.1
6153
China N/A
4 PreEmptive Solutions, LLC Executable fa35067e31e4c713
3faa1b6c00cd56c3
fa78e409
06af166b1c4229df
84d6b5f28ddc8d1f
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 5.19.1.309
1
5.19.1.309
1
Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 December 2008 at 1:13 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 PreEmptive Solutions, LLC Executable e8b3f78f61995904
cec3aa384fd30147
6de1d75c
278b01b1e48ec0ee
e9fbc7837b9075cf
Yes 5.5.4521.2
9298
5.5.4521.2
9298
Internal Submission
2 PreEmptive Solutions, LLC Executable 1af9dcf9b1999767
364cab172bad5b55
277d1e18
2281bfc07e901fc0
eaaaad007fe72bd3
Yes 5.0.2300.0 5.0.2300.0 10.224.1.59/32
3 PreEmptive Solutions, Inc. Executable e82516793add0d1a
22acbd169bafc247
d8676d13
fa733753753bbbd5
39c5d1804a846d3a
No 1.1.1019.1
4028
1.1.1019.1
4028
United States
4 PreEmptive Solutions, LLC Executable 151ae80862a919ca
3200094caa32864e
32656bc6
88c542cb49aa4ad7
64284ecb351ce487
No 4.0.2008.1
1000
4.0.2008.1
1000
Sweden
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