What is mscdexnt.exe, How to remove mscdexnt.exe

mscdexnt.exe is a harmful program.

remove It is a component of malware or spyware, you should immediately remove it using an antivirus and antispyware program.
If that does not help, then ask us for help in the Spyware removal forum.

Name: mscdexnt
Filename: mscdexnt.exe
Registry key:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\exefile\shell\open\command | @=”\”C:\DOCUME~1\user\LOCALS~1\Temp\mscdexnt.exe\” /START \”%1\” %*”

Command: %Temp%\mscdexnt.exe
Startup Type: File associations
Combofix/RSIT Line:

.exe – open – “C:\DOCUME~1\user\LOCALS~1\Temp\mscdexnt.exe” /START “%1” %*

Description: trojan FakeAlert that installed with Protection Center. Protection Center is a rogue (fake) antispyware program.

How to remove: use these Protection Center removal instructions or the steps below.

1. Download fix.zip from here, unzip it. Double Click fix.reg and click YES for confirm. Reboot your computer.

2. Download TDSSKiller from here and unzip to your desktop. Open tdsskiller folder and right click to TDSSKiller, select Rename. Type something like 123myname and press Enter. Double click it and follow the prompts.

3. Download OTM by OldTimer from here and save to your desktop.
Run OTM, copy,then paste the following text in “Paste Instructions for Items to be Moved” window (under the yellow bar):

“Protection Center”=-

C:\Program Files\Protection Center


Click the red Moveit! button. If you are asked to reboot the machine choose Yes. When the tool is finished, it will produce a report for you.

3. Download Malwarebytes Anti-malware. Install and perform a scan.

2 Responses to “What is mscdexnt.exe, How to remove mscdexnt.exe”

  1. Steve Says:

    Thank you….thank you….thank you… I was hosed until I found this info. I am sincerely greatful to you for putting this site up. I was about to loose 3 years of work. This fix worked and I can’t thank you enough.

  2. Peter Says:

    Thank you, the information is very good. I will certainly try it.

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