How to remove the DarkComet virus

Most antivirus programs identify DarkComet.exe as malware—for example TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_SPNR.0BK211 or TSPY_DOWNLOADER_BL1303A1.TOMC, and Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.MSIL.Agent.fjr or Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Small.cwkx.

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DarkComet.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with DarkComet
DarkComet.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as A remote administration tool from the cosmos belongs to software DarkComet-RAT by

Description: DarkComet.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. DarkComet.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or sometimes in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,823,296 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 11,824,128 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The DarkComet.exe file is not a Windows system file. DarkComet.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If DarkComet.exe is located in a subfolder of Windows folder for temporary files, the security rating is 14% dangerous. The file size is 11,642,880 bytes. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: You should check the DarkComet.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

DarkComet ist ein RAT-Virus, welcher dazu in der Lage ist Dateien zu löschen, unbrachbar zu machen, den Bildschirm live zu übertragen und alle Tastatureingaben per Keylogger zu verschicken. Auch Passwörter oder Banking-Informationen
  Rune   (further information)

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

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Best practices for resolving DarkComet issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active DarkComet process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the DarkComet.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 cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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