How to Remove “utility.ocx”

What is utility.ocx?

utility.ocx is a legitimate process file popularly known as  Utilities ActiveX Control Module.  It is associated with Master Hacker software developed by Novatel Wireless Inc. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as utility.ocx with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with utility.ocx malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with utility.ocx malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • utility.ocx occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible utility.ocx malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove utility.ocx malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

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

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

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Malware Entries

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First Seen: 08 August 2008 at 2:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
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1 Novatel Wireless Inc. Executable 9132d1d8f1ef00eb
9b1eb602a48550e1
6d8a1770
N/A No 2,02,30,00
9
2,02,30,00
9
United States
2 Novatel Wireless Inc. Executable 4a8cb893ccce7ab0
9b8f432dd273f401
66f601af
100f1dd7763df3e4
6fd7ae3b3754ecca
No 2, 0, 0, 0 2, 0, 0, 0 Internal Submission
3 Novatel Wireless Inc. Executable b1acec5250ccd6f2
d5534c014bc42904
6cfcd37a
dff279d5207bc8ec
d0906a2c1e05f9db
No 2,02,34,00
5
2,02,34,00
5
United States
4 Novatel Wireless Inc. Executable e4de198618be4c11
663a42d68d796eed
a2b8869e
fbd2ad4c2ac686ef
8a999cbe9749270e
No 2,02,03,00
4
2,02,03,00
4
Hungary
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