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 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: 19 April 2011 at 10:44 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 16beef64a761d3a1
557f1248c784021e
323fbc15
651cc4b04d7d7aa7
34d6bd4cecf72363
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
2 N/A Executable 93288a87db2ac794
35e0164bbd418185
5513927c
de430a9638bd7ee3
798b872c461c5bec
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A Turkey N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4d7e7e054886457d
48fbddfb21bd42f2
7aca743a
a869ec5cfa1ebe4a
ffb75d8c1571e546
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 5.2.3790.0
built by:
dnsrv_dev(
v-smgum)
5.2.3790.0 156.197.120.246/32 N/A
4 N/A Executable fa6ffc08d6aa8ed9
57d5df9f2063786e
f713ce1d
e1d5ab53ad62f4a5
fcf5ae0689a3a3d1
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A China 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 dc17a6d418c65ba5
2c529d349887a9c6
c428d3f4
13ce7469f6e46fa8
9018b7c25883c4e8
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.19/32
2 N/A Executable f4298c3fc4390700
b4f2b4e4bf84b314
a715e299
b91a4f0487b07215
ee43ab281789b82e
No N/A N/A United States
3 FTXS Executable a57b44e3b3d92688
2cc32db498dc05e0
3f93df76
a0fe0c7f116a3a23
cc25a317fda2e5e0
No 1, 0, 0, 1 1, 0, 0, 1 10.0.17.166/32
4 N/A Executable a586fa5c4ceb6ae1
76d812455c6ffd18
604f6554
b38fa53d51a77413
fd87bc615ecebda1
No N/A N/A United States
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