How to Remove “genmsked.exe”

What is genmsked.exe?

genmsked.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as AutoCAD Mechanical Common. It belongs to AutoCAD Mechanical, developed by Autodesk, Inc. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as genmsked.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with genmsked.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 genmsked.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove genmsked.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 genmsked.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 genmsked.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 06 November 2010 at 8:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Autodesk, Inc. Executable bfc46296e304c9b9
18e9eeefc5a97661
8b402304
11120a2e7d2caf35
7f854ee30f64db23
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 13.0.59.0 2009 India N/A
2 Autodesk, Inc. Executable 769e0202a7ab08b8
5dd14fbd9e7d3554
14c0a148
705f75838141b2ed
8caba4765613ad92
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No 13.1.0.2 2009 SP1 Poland N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 August 2008 at 11:13 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Non-executable 1a509ec515733ae5
9ba2fa163d0ed365
0e74052e
a11c14c81cc4619a
048e489c3bb8917a
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Non-executable 6c09de48572934fa
63314556c6339219
14280c38
47994255465bacc7
416aceacd72a6c2a
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Non-executable 9ff6e22f2a557fb4
64ee43d873dd8c5a
2e1597c0
b62a3ae9116d88dc
c49c075a739d1bfb
No N/A N/A United States
4 Autodesk, Inc. Executable a0c5ddf8d0310a0c
74ad426b164fc30f
a4e4eb25
N/A No 6.0.18.3 R6 Thailand
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