How to Remove “HOTSYNC.EXE”

What is HOTSYNC.EXE?


HOTSYNC.EXE is a legitimate process file popularly known as HotSync Manager Application. It is associated with HotSync Manager application developed by PalmSource. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with HOTSYNC.EXE malware?

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • HOTSYNC.EXE 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 HOTSYNC.EXE 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.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 11 August 2010 at 8:16 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 PalmSource, Inc Executable eeef3779beec464e
7f9fa05c23dd4536
3e0f7213
513162370143f838
6003f5c27326fa6a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.0.1 6.0.1 Turkey N/A
2 Palm Computing, Inc., a 3Com Company Executable 70835b9a5939e020
a8cd68645023180c
3a9d5115
59643529458ba5fa
23f3dbcd640a403d
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 3.0 3.0 United States N/A
3 Palm, Inc. Executable 407a334b701ffddf
1133d875a1077db3
67bb5501
b73800e6c461d4fb
16e3676d9b634336
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.0.4 4.1.0 Italy N/A
4 PalmSource, Inc Executable dd42b9f72a1a969d
9c19413e85ef98f5
b6dc0ab9
17c7a4259f15982e
6b86babf92d9654b
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 7.0.2 7.0.2 Sweden N/A
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29

Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 10:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Palm, Inc. Executable 8f71900f21605b37
7151c1443ce84e52
5070b9d1
dcc49f5091dc65fe
8df3a6437235c786
No 3.1.4 3.1.4 United States
2 Palm Computing, Inc. Executable 69c8edf0ed8456e7
609e66141b632a5b
0a1dccb8
4add3d62d3730df5
11a490b038851458
No 3.1.1Hb 3.1.0Hb France
3 Palm Computing, Inc. Executable a13bf00219cf8d13
9a3776e6ec61f3d9
665f0d62
8414f0a3250f6352
22f9b3fca23a32bb
No 3.1.2H 3.1.2H Jamaica
4 PalmSource, Inc Executable a1ab5e8c3a413c31
e37ac2a2bf85da85
f656ee15
5e1668134ac24463
95cddcbecf2174bb
No 6.0.2 6.0.2 Venezuela
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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