How to Remove “SAM.exe”

What is SAM.exe?

SAM.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Dolphin Oceanic Ltd. This process is known as Sam Server and it belongs to SAM.exe product. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of SAM.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by SAM.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the SAM.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from SAM.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the SAM.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

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: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with SAM.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove SAM.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 November 2011 at 11:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 37779a1bd38e93ad
3521de81b6d492e9
9c74033a
c4e14e85012a8643
c43a40480b19dd8f
TrojWare.MSI
L.Disfa.A
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 Setup Executable ee5ec9cffb59790d
553f5a3394ad5808
e1e37446
6223a19e77e3b9b4
f633e8863ee1cf40
ApplicUnwnt No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 633ce10206abb427
bfc2ee7912ab96a8
1fd46a36
ac1fa1722d0abfdd
d197962f6cc7cfd8
TrojWare.Win
32.Magania.~
all
No 2, 0, 0, 2 2, 0, 0, 2 Internal Submission N/A
4 amsu Srl Executable b45f9afe3dbdbb7b
a6a7adda3e32dca7
d2e4624c
7f9f2fbd61a97617
44ceaca5c2bda49a
TrojWare.MSI
L.Inject.KAW
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
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24

Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 October 2011 at 6:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 江苏省共创软件有限责任公司 Executable 5d56fecde08eca78
a846dbed50636381
16bcb9f8
53d841e5eb8f2dca
2657f4a51bde95e6
No 1.06.0001 1.06.0001 Internal Submission
2 radsoft.net Executable 3293f7f4922518dc
4750f70ab4a9b960
a00acda9
fbe660ceb95befe2
83adafb6f10fa31a
No 6.00 6.00.2195 Internal Submission
3 MAGIX AG Executable b2ac000cf5c96517
3a77be27ee02ae38
444adf73
6b75faaa3b5a39b0
2a3919523ab00807
Yes 12,0,2,104 12,0,2,104 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 9170f9df6d506a4a
f37757e553adc8e9
d6a0ceb6
2fd257cb1ff993da
a01c7247d6ac47ec
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.117/32
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