How to Remove “gawk.exe”

What is gawk.exe?


gawk.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as gawk.exe. It belongs to MKS Toolkit for Win32 and was developed by Mortice Kern Systems Inc.. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as gawk.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with gawk.exe malware?       


Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with gawk.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • gawk.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, 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 gawk.exe and open the file location


If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with gawk.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing gawk.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

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

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 21 June 2018 at 2:14 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 350e2236152b079e
d307ca068d7accd5
b5bf7fff
8be6e67b1fb97541
5e17a344ae04bf6a
Virus.Win32.
Floxif.A
No N/A N/A Yemen N/A
2 GnuWin32 Executable 928a7d18919fa571
38b185068e84a6d2
1f1cc321
dea1f144af6c97b0
c81afb96abfa2ac8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.1.6.2962 3.1.6.2962 Brazil N/A
3 N/A Executable 626b7d5d2606fa48
8ea43023ec1e6a9d
b73fc367
d37639985617b431
c4c6135d1b7f14c9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
4 N/A Executable ef1d7c6a4f0c9748
69414b6943db79e6
0d0d3be1
6581de61745b3692
38e4ffb0d4044a4c
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 October 2008 at 5:00 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 1cfc405b03a39281
5dff2b61dfc2e9a5
1c73b91d
fde61aabeacf8cc1
236c7c983b427ea1
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.116/32
2 GnuWin32 Executable 81f64b6ccecdec24
06cea157b44514c9
44a1bb84
1f1ec0aa07665136
7115616c58eb2457
No 3.1.6.2962 3.1.6.2962 United States
3 N/A Executable b742917cd07e60fc
f830b674726a8e84
ca348f6e
0fa8be0081d609cb
d9143c14c0ee7a2b
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 921765b7843545de
8a71fe54bca52b98
42824907
338c6850fa536bb3
a874f06691da9e20
No N/A N/A United Kingdom
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