How to Remove “SLEEP.EXE”

What is sleep.exe?


sleep.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as sleep windows and belongs to Hewlett-Packard Sleep Application or Microsoft Windows NT Operating System. This is developed by HP or Microsoft Corporation.  It is commonly stored in sub folder of C:\Program files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as sleep.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with sleep.exe malware? 


Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with sleep.exe malware
  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the sleep.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private information
When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the sleep.exe  file and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program files then the system is not affected by sleep.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by sleep.exe malware.
 
How to remove the sleep.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.
 
Step 4: Restart your PC.
 
Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.
 
Step 6: Proceed with a quick virus scan that automatically begins after the update.
 
Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.
 
Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the sleep.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

Windows OS PC Security Softwares: 



 
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 August 2018 at 10:42 pm
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Product
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Ramnit.A
No N/A N/A Ukraine N/A
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Ramnit.K
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 July 2008 at 9:09 am
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Product
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2 N/A Executable f4298c3fc4390700
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