How to Remove “SafeSweeper.exe”

What is SafeSweeper.exe?

Originally developed by Webroot Software, Inc., SafeSweeper.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Spy Sweeper Client Executable and it belongs to Spy Sweeper. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. SafeSweeper.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SafeSweeper.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • SafeSweeper.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:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SafeSweeper.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SafeSweeper.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

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 October 2008 at 12:48 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 Webroot Software, Inc. Executable 77bc384fa8f9c626
849ab236efec23f4
281ea39d
addee6d6b1e64a8f
70c9904bb12c5d4d
No 4,0,3,359 4, 0 Internal Submission
2 Webroot Software, Inc. Executable 103fbf68eb43cead
1c60215beefa98b3
ee2b8d13
590148679ff38d38
13198d74b909e0cc
No 4,5,7,656 4, 5 United States
3 Webroot Software, Inc. Executable 36222eec932f1f80
938b44302d41de69
943b52a9
N/A No 4,5,5,607 4, 5 Netherlands
4 Webroot Software, Inc. Executable 6fec42ef420cd246
e090ee89138c3e52
130e0372
99096615e5354a05
6529d67de31a7403
No 5,5,3,2658 5, 3 United States
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