How to Remove “skincst.exe”

What is skincst.exe?

skincst.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Skincst Application. It belongs to Skincst Application, developed by Stardock Corporation. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as skincst.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with skincst.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with skincst.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • skincst.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible skincst.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 August 2009 at 6:14 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 57f1e235b1774474
7b99dd85126a676b
2d5cfd70
c8a418d7a0886760
00424e099ee53fc2
Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Denmark N/A
2 N/A Executable 44200c46a5db3312
ad9eedf818042079
513e7515
96b7ba3e4caa4e98
7880e1e440748455
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Turkey N/A
3 N/A Executable 1cfac88d3b74f328
e8aa12d0a7f56fb1
d34fd6cd
7e0757b2fc2b1ddb
2a65c73575653a4f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Morocco N/A
4 N/A Executable d97aeb6f4d595d2a
58d9a0c38ae16168
b851c3e2
e6a99b986a252297
fab4de93ba70fc5b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Poland N/A
Display 4 items per page
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 November 2008 at 3:06 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 9cb9e62fb4784f28
f27c6613b9de179d
63d0aff5
bafecf5979a3058f
c7bf541fc7a8a8c9
Yes 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable ce754928727faa73
9bac8596b781d13d
1ff8ed56
717c6ac43e5d49a6
24bdb0e58835cecc
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable ce754928727faa73
9bac8596b781d13d
1ff8ed56
717c6ac43e5d49a6
24bdb0e58835cecc
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 198.20.167.84/32
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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