How to Remove “dotnetchk.exe”

What is dotnetchk.exe?

dotnetchk.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as .Net Framework Version check and it belongs to Microsoft Visual Studio. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of dotnetchk.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with dotnetchk.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with dotnetchk.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • dotnetchk.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible dotnetchk.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove dotnetchk.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 19 March 2011 at 5:46 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 211d5bd3b720efc5
9594a896afafd6bc
e03f82cb
14cb4d63cf32ddfc
4968c42728d306e0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
8.0.50727.
42
South Africa N/A
2 N/A Executable 546879481ed10d33
8d761c00d43baffb
0b7dd38f
d7bc4ffa909562df
eb042a98d1747864
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 13195e9996ca752a
a4d1b492448f3bfa
1cef24bc
1ab2e731c292d623
d22759cee8cd3c33
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
8.0.50727.
42
Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8b532ca29e93cac5
e8ce69c5dfcd0184
88728e65
a90d318889c73464
fc25a8fa06ebc244
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
8.0.50727.
42
Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 August 2008 at 6:55 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2b38c639efa93eeb
67fc47826c2be8ed
8cef5cbb
26c5023438740dd0
d532f33d6407919c
Yes 8.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
8.0.50727.
42
10.224.1.59/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6d78099c40542b11
771389fa38938724
905167f2
289df668f70cd5cd
fe36fea4b491fa28
Yes 9.0.30729.
1 built
by: SP
9.0.30729.
1
10.224.1.53/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2b38c639efa93eeb
67fc47826c2be8ed
8cef5cbb
26c5023438740dd0
d532f33d6407919c
Yes 8.0.50727.
42
(RTM.05072
7-4200)
8.0.50727.
42
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6d78099c40542b11
771389fa38938724
905167f2
289df668f70cd5cd
fe36fea4b491fa28
Yes 9.0.30729.
1 built
by: SP
9.0.30729.
1
Internal Submission
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