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!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 October 2011 at 4:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable af3721fcdbe1785c
9b4101d92f873248
7a017fa4
f187098abc8acea5
18a173bdbe8dc1ca
Virus.Win32.
Sality.L
No 5.2.3790.0
built by:
dnsrv_dev(
v-smgum)
5.2.3790.0 United States N/A
2 Hewlett-Packard Co. Executable 1cf6518edaabb065
bb22c2edbf612e23
1dfa64a2
d349882b307c3daa
a86a98270e6f93b0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2, 0, 0, 0 2, 0, 0, 0 196.191.63.249/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 8720922e7ce17551
9cfd41a8b7ffa1c8
a9d04c0c
9f9930221ed9225a
94ee967a93213a46
TrojWare.Win
32.Injector.
XYNZ
Yes N/A N/A France N/A
4 N/A Executable ecc897db37a1d2b5
d5ee20a8a4c92142
03b44ebf
c7f06749118e75df
f5044d4658bbc7f8
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No N/A N/A India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 July 2008 at 9:09 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable d2bd419598039800
cbd0328dc1cc5aa5
bf88c0ec
88febf0cd8c181cd
5fba4362858618b1
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.63/32
2 N/A Executable 64b55f799b7b6f5c
0906a4e403ea1619
1a4ce090
88ff56905187bbc2
2b105be3c5a6bb62
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable e265425e27f75100
4e14ecd803efa248
3cee43d3
ae3d9722077041b1
2ed8575a7d7cac3a
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable f453838ed21020b7
ca059244feea8579
e5aa74ef
1a1075e5e307f3a4
b8527110a51ce827
No N/A N/A United States
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