How to Remove “Mswinsck.ocx”

What is mswinsck.ocx?

mswinsck.ocx is a legitimate executable file developed by Microsoft Corporation This process is known as Microsoft Winsock Control DLL and it belongs to the Microsoft Winsock Control. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of mswinsck.ocx to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by mswinsck.ocx ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.


To further establish the infection of malware, 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 mswinsck.ocx file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from mswinsck.ocx malware?

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Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

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Step 7: If the system is infected with mswinsck.ocx malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 January 2014 at 1:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5092b429800520ad
64b1b0ab15dd9bbf
c01cc4ba
11797dbb8d4079b1
97a3dde3ed9aec8d
Unclassified
Malware
No 6.01.9782 6.01.9782 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 July 2008 at 8:58 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b242a4fb0e9dcf14
cb51dc36027baff9
a79cb823
9484c04258830aa3
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Yes 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b242a4fb0e9dcf14
cb51dc36027baff9
a79cb823
9484c04258830aa3
c2f2a70eb041414c
Yes 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 851db96a3b79673f
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4a6c67e4
b32e26abfe88eb06
3e0172f82253945f
Yes 6.01.9812 6.01.9812 10.100.19.19/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b242a4fb0e9dcf14
cb51dc36027baff9
a79cb823
9484c04258830aa3
c2f2a70eb041414c
Yes 6.00.8169 6.00.8169 10.108.52.92/32
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