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 67248c700d56ca18
af8e05763d353514
e59f80a8
1273f11633b6b87e
aba685409231f18c
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
156.220.116.63/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 June 2012 at 1:15 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 728500a3cb5eaf50
9f6b56f471c5720d
ff9644e9
3827b3c95ecd02c1
b6aba92ab0909bd7
No 4.00 4.00 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable f116da18e260badb
40469c640a38d2c7
576ebd40
15dea8f72c28a1a8
80a70da00dfd4704
No 5.1.2600.1
106
(xpsp1.020
828-1920)
5.1.2600.1
106
Canada
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7db7fd015784fdc8
9d25b2e17a328704
ea6f99a0
c6330f43f269d17b
d3c31aa66fb77f8c
No 5.1.2600.1
106
(xpsp1.020
828-1920)
5.1.2600.1
106
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6e589696955d46ff
d8dc25ca7cf6eb6c
cee433f2
3222f32cc8b6f2bb
ff34644102eab5a1
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
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