How to Remove “SampleBrowser.exe”

What is SampleBrowser.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft Corporation, SampleBrowser.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as SampleBrowser and it belongs to Microsoft DirectX for Windows. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. SampleBrowser.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SampleBrowser.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • SampleBrowser.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 SampleBrowser.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove SampleBrowser.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

First Seen: 17 January 2012 at 4:04 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 MindFusion Ltd. Executable 0ae246f4de8ac76d
c20f8a48d166561f
5d47932f
83a8dbfbf52af084
3514632be9455a6d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 February 2009 at 2:51 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 MindFusion LLC Executable c4b8fafe430181c7
9a1dc54eafb1efe5
53c934fa
83c665834d9f3115
6ec75f1e0b5eeb82
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 10.100.129.38/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9f3d4a7e3b41e62d
342a0cf4c2c2fbe5
e70106e9
61d28ecc7fd4f87c
3458b81d36888743
No 2.0.7645.0 2.0.7645.0 France
3 MindFusion Ltd. Executable 65af079e8b82739d
616568b46d239e0a
c6819089
694560f9f66191a0
3b6d89754f7b482d
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9477f73a7feef826
3588ab74b05fea76
f498f55b
0618b847c8946ad5
43cf5129a2e57ece
No 9.26 9.26.1590.
0
Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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