How to Remove “takeown.exe”

What is takeown.exe?

takeown.exe is a DLL file which is a responsible component for taking ownership of files in Windows system. It belongs to Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is typically located in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after takeown.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • takeown.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 takeown.exe malware attack:

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

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: 29 July 2013 at 7:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable ce985621bfa731b4
e41af3134e0f9edb
61f0c8d0
142a0c8ddca5ff7b
8e662a9370184d5a
Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A 181.66.169.99/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ef27fc372289e8af
d01db97f73e41cb2
71f7fa31
9ef0852e15a5e5c1
8d39406d9350fa91
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Morocco N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable e926be472f4436c5
e2ba68af1d21da7e
80ce4830
a130154bbc4aa6d4
66a3d8d91242fda3
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Morocco N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3f1dc2464e7c8d9c
b4f718ce47bd087c
406e15ff
baf48d4c3886c022
5c08707fa64b0e93
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
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 2:05 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 436c3aa530e1863d
6787de1a09b0dc10
d254cca8
259fbe2d10732cc2
2059f67462446ff4
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
10.100.19.19/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 436c3aa530e1863d
6787de1a09b0dc10
d254cca8
259fbe2d10732cc2
2059f67462446ff4
No 6.3.9600.1
6384
(winblue_r
tm.130821-
1623)
6.3.9600.1
6384
10.108.51.116/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable c666bed5b31e7cfe
c1daeed1d8ba7be4
24a28e65
1f8f6b041aabb0dc
00fea5a78dd00a78
No 5.0.2195.0 5.0.2195.0 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b84ec90eb0a952c0
3acdd136ac1ab910
63b34792
c346c02c111ea0ca
87e2538e7efbdc1c
No 6.2.9200.1
6384
(win8_rtm.
120725-124
7)
6.2.9200.1
6384
India
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