How to remove the crypted virus

Most antivirus programs identify crypted.exe as malware—for example Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:MSIL/Bladabindi or Trojan:Win32/VB.XR, and Symantec identifies it as Trojan.Gen or W32.IRCBot.

The crypted.exe file is a software component of Comodo Dragon by Comodo Security Solutions, Inc..
The process "crypted.exe" is identified by the Totalhash malware database as part of Comodo Security Solutions' free Dragon browser but its function cannot be determined. It is difficult to determine where it installs; one example shows it in a subfolder of "C:\Users". It has also been identified by other internet security programs as malware, with Symantec finding that the string "crypted" is used repeatedly in registry keys created by several different "ransomware" programs. (Ransomware invades a computer, encrypts all of the files it finds, and demands payment, often in bitcoins, to supply the decryption key.) Considering that Comodo Group advertises its software products as first in promoting internet safety, this is a good reason not to install Dragon and to uninstall it via the Control Panel if already present. A malware scan by a non-Comodo product may be necessary to eliminate "crypted.exe".

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Crypted.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with crypted
Crypted.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as VIRUS appears to belong to software vdMWgDXNsSR or COMODO Firewall Pro or nBLg by IPUmLFYmxD or COMODO ( or SiDENYSwLfy.

Description: Crypted.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Crypted.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 921,600 bytes (25% of all occurrences), 225,280 bytes, 501,760 bytes or 727,578 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. The file is not a Windows core file. Crypted.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself, manipulate other programs and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 72% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify crypted.exe related errors

Important: You should check the crypted.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

This file is a keylogger.

Summary: Average user rating of crypted.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks crypted.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving crypted issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active crypted process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the crypted.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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