How to Remove “SD32.EXE”

What is SD32.EXE?

Originally developed by Symantec Corporation, SD32.EXE is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Speed Disk for Windows and it belongs to Norton Utilities for Windows is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.
SD32.EXE virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SD32.EXE with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with SD32.EXE malware?

If your system is affected by SD32.EXE malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • SD32.EXE occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SD32.EXE malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SD32.EXE and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 10 September 2008 at 1:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 61dce8418b0efaad
9fa6aa12e325c939
910b98a7
N/A Unclassified
Malware
No 15.0.0.20 15.0.0.20 Vietnam N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 July 2008 at 5:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 43425486041e3cf7
072d284c4c9eb1a4
687d336d
N/A No 15.0.0.20 15.0.0.20 Russian Federation
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 60aa23378735d6b2
2c3fcbfa889991d4
1538917d
3ce70188dae4405d
dce4d9ae5cb68162
No 16.00.0.22 16.00.0.22 Philippines
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 895c3b99e1f10ad1
26aca9adefa48605
e6e06d29
0ddc3eca61c2519d
b7f75eb08b3713a1
No 14.00.0.28 14.00.0.28 Russian Federation
4 Symantec Corporation Executable c697a19d4ca9d426
6a588c3526943597
a2d8c7a9
ba17430d93fd3c7a
a4ee9dc9f314973e
Yes 18.0.0.62 18.0.0.62 Internal Submission
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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