How to Remove “skeys.exe”

What is skeys.exe?

skeys.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Serial Keys Utility. It belongs to Windows Operating System and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.
Malware authors write different types of malicious programs and name them as skeys.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • skeys.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 skeys.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with skeys.exe malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 October 2011 at 1:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 22b7fa5ecfabd2da
f9343af3439190b1
5e010440
c604e30dd7408bfd
d4573150a8ec64de
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Indonesia N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable c5b6f8519188d169
83d704f62a76990f
dc010308
aeb061dda0042a2e
a8c87eb3dbb46f67
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3892b6bb4fd00c88
c72c469c452c2e4d
53adc644
b8e9f11b832b4f1b
51078b3d01a16677
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Italy N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b5e78428e39e1b2a
ffeb61a33fc744b4
ca60b985
c5d23a713c2e5c6d
8258fca5f3141298
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.win
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Ukraine N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 June 2008 at 2:11 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 99b4ae8883b304fd
72b9c6532df17716
506435ef
d99eec67f0e7aeed
4833dc9ddb3527a9
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
10.224.1.116/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 160032a07ae7b5e0
3887ace527e0bf30
0462e1f0
e88f951efaf9d973
86a512e3c47fe96a
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1c3ff2757b4936d7
e916025bbef40343
1fff29bf
72fd8d3bc533016e
1d7b2b8bcccf53c9
No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b8d383641dcc802f
bec1ea516cc7d021
f0dab1d7
0f066ee7a67cbfd8
edabc4de408221e0
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
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