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

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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: 12 October 2008 at 8:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 04bb8ab8b40e03bb
6b12171680c15f1a
8c708339
3a300e215c4c6066
7a4dd877ff1f61da
Unclassified
Malware
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine 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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2a112e95793dbcdb
4ca20d163d05d787
5cb0dc9f
6d0284e58015a617
fb71fb620ab3d5e1
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Bulgaria N/A
4 N/A Executable a9e0e134628fe112
b9abf5b621399392
16a59d8d
68a7088ddb12e774
036d7fd92edd18c9
Worm.Win32.S
pyBot
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 10:26 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 093afb37365d6af5
e39b96f9fe1f89ff
892d6f76
df3f24f1a6bb6615
93e8e2ea6f7a786a
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Turkey
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable cab6e7607688dea5
fc388c6a0a2a5897
7eeb909f
f48fd33f1d76391a
b8a8efa0d8fd873c
No 6.0.6001.1
8000
(longhorn_
rtm.080118
-1840)
6.0.6001.1
8000
Taiwan
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6ff7b82e28216bef
5149647e8d75c023
a763044b
25317d90a000b088
3da8a963e9c6e1c6
No 6.0.6001.1
8000
(longhorn_
rtm.080118
-1840)
6.0.6001.1
8000
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable cab6e7607688dea5
fc388c6a0a2a5897
7eeb909f
f48fd33f1d76391a
b8a8efa0d8fd873c
No 6.0.6001.1
8000
(longhorn_
rtm.080118
-1840)
6.0.6001.1
8000
United States
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