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.

How to remove HOTSYNC.EXE malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus
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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 HOTSYNC.EXE malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 10:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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Version
Product
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1 Palm, Inc. Executable ab3c8fe9c6ed52d4
3c066aea1c50e950
0c830266
7fb566c5816d8959
c9f3ab918c00cd1f
No 4.0.4 4.1.0 Costa Rica
2 Palm, Inc. Executable 8f71900f21605b37
7151c1443ce84e52
5070b9d1
dcc49f5091dc65fe
8df3a6437235c786
No 3.1.4 3.1.4 United States
3 PalmSource, Inc Executable 4b8002739b94c872
4cedab8f11fcbb23
f653b27e
e97df7e5bca0a35e
5302aea39e5cc01c
No 7.0.2 7.0.2 Costa Rica
4 PalmSource, Inc Executable 4b8002739b94c872
4cedab8f11fcbb23
f653b27e
e97df7e5bca0a35e
5302aea39e5cc01c
No 7.0.2 7.0.2 United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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