How to Remove “syskey.exe”

What is syskey.exe?

syskey.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as SAM Lock Tool. It belongs to Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after syskey.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with syskey.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with syskey.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • syskey.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

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

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Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the tmproxy.exe virus 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 f2431399e35b0a3a
71fb264268817240
0163b34c
8ba694f026ed176f
c6215fd0776e2054
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 6.0.6001.1
8000
(longhorn_
rtm.080118
-1840)
6.0.6001.1
8000
37.142.6.246/32 N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable d16559b00b5d3990
729ba51f2ead54d6
aa9bb7c9
3405a8e15136fb8d
136d9a36ff9b2abf
Virus.Win32.
Golem.a0
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 3e2f8be80fcc8701
f676cb8902e84031
120cf410
032538c0475ddb0a
915ba87a641f8522
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.win
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable cb843de4c2a5b265
d73c50cd01f934f7
759b6263
5e37f896260cf391
f8d803ad5c5880d7
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.210.47.180/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 July 2009 at 6:55 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable dd1beeeaa45208e5
a5c5428befe2ab87
cb1ab08d
f4868fb1f976e0b1
983078ab1733f0c5
No 4.00 4.00 United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b9c7210138f18df3
8debcda027b2fe12
ab2b7438
6575bb8d2502badb
9765a5c9c41b67e5
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 888f68830ac89127
78bcf3d834f9842d
9078c63b
29db65a4b9a1184f
c641d10a7941050f
No 4.00 4.00 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 899f0fb7910095c7
2fef0374687808c7
7e728759
4948894609e690a9
eea623c58db896f9
No 6.2.9200.1
6384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
6.2.9200.1
6384
United States
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