How to Remove “genuinecheck.exe”

What is genuinecheck.exe?


genuinecheck.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Genuine Windows Validation. It belongs to Microsoft Genuine Advantage and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as genuinecheck.exe to spread virus.


Affected Platform: Windows OS


How to check if your computer is infected with genuinecheck.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 genuinecheck.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • genuinecheck.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 genuinecheck.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 genuinecheck.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing genuinecheck.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 genuinecheck.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 02 July 2009 at 10:51 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0b36cc2417e80446
f55ef2c7d5037f5f
532a0c49
301229cd2a66f9d6
2e26f0e708bd4bf2
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.P
Yes 1.9.0042.0 1.9.0042.0 Brazil N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 03c276fb168ea769
61cd7a77f3d458c1
1276113a
818cf984f901025b
f09a93e736fa540f
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 1.9.0042.0 1.9.0042.0 United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ff16312eb8b15731
4f42edc1fd53f96e
7093bfb3
ddc4905dbe0ed336
7765de91d8fef0eb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.9.0042.0 1.9.0042.0 India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2521da9c82fe7f19
972f1124b42a46e1
68ebfa2d
8fc25d5f87bdaafa
3629ea63b96c9797
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.9.0009.1 1.9.0009.1 Kazakhstan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 June 2008 at 4:16 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2c4adf90651a59d2
2551d44d02581b30
fd77e8a5
d88ad31a7b8313ca
e47c7f8b6290f728
Yes 1.9.0009.1 1.9.0009.1 Croatia
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 172969b4210270d9
a3265d183b65170c
fc3cfb64
f07d20006b81ebb7
4b3225874cd46304
Yes 1.5.0530.0 1.5.0530.0 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e1ac8ff6434acfbe
2f06d16bbab37773
2c892589
c191c746cd975ce2
dd5f8b5e009f8385
Yes 1.9.0042.0 1.9.0042.0 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable e1ac8ff6434acfbe
2f06d16bbab37773
2c892589
c191c746cd975ce2
dd5f8b5e009f8385
Yes 1.9.0042.0 1.9.0042.0 10.224.1.22/32
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