How to Remove “softkey.exe”

What is softkey.exe?

softkey.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Sitrix Systems Soft Keyboard. It belongs to Citrix MetaFrame XP and was developed by Citrix Systems, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as softkey.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • softkey.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 softkey.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 softkey.exe malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 23 January 2009 at 1:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Citrix Systems, Inc. Executable f9f014831e3162d4
fa8091b47419340b
d632bb0e
38957742d95a42b1
7f4b122b358eaab7
Worm.Win32.V
asor.~d1
No 2.03.1467 2.03 Ukraine N/A
2 N/A Executable 534ea6431206d3b4
d71503c484a4d1b4
bbd72426
a2e65242c6d79d1b
7cb594c19fd2c64d
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.MP
EC.Gen
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 805506815c1aa144
d75e7a00d7bc1d83
7a4e242e
d2ccabd3000ea8eb
4a7f4ef55296b557
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 8.00.7600.
16385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
8.00.7600.
16385
Internal Submission N/A
4 Citrix Systems, Inc. Executable ab27e73a6d2cff8d
6cb308982836d66c
b515e494
4018f066839eb429
484160451dea4dc1
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 4.5.3276 4.5 Germany N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 July 2010 at 12:07 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 3a3c0ce1e221592b
33db9f10b2d4c69b
e4ec578c
68e507bea2e91648
f65c685d05481e78
No N/A N/A China
2 N/A Executable 4fa4ae9d09485684
12f3087f7ee6f860
a05265b8
75fe184afac23827
0c75842b5197f688
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 home Executable 639628406a3b911c
ca939c9d318cf3f7
72fe01cc
77d40941e244ac51
2d84ace9e988fa73
No 1.00 1.00 China
4 N/A Executable f2b1eb06aac6a6ec
03270ea270a05392
8d191961
bdfa080ad10e25df
ff8acbec0a419509
No N/A N/A Bangladesh
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