How to Remove “SinfInst.exe”

What is SinfInst.exe?

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove SinfInst.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: 26 June 2009 at 8:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 America Online, Inc. Executable 532b2cacce0a50b4
d4a83e687f1cb528
d7da088a
f109e3f82f2e2926
4fee336d3b87d0b3
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 1.0.25.0 N/A Canada N/A
2 America Online, Inc. Executable a83567645bdd0da0
3821711b2343df42
5caea822
27f3b3daaec8de8d
504cad5b6bd2e63a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.0.25.0 N/A United States N/A
3 AOL LLC Executable 40467238b44dc4e1
4bfdc6fef81f0974
47b3fa7e
90f92e426b99d606
bb27928300ed8ac9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.1.1.4 N/A United Kingdom N/A
4 AOL LLC Executable f93320850c0cd987
1a5fae9e6fe40437
af5962f2
8b8e72e980d9aa63
b1928d25723ceecb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.1.1.4 N/A United Kingdom N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 June 2008 at 10:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 America Online, Inc. Executable db846a8a43f4fbad
1e81a0739a5f00bc
19b9d45e
N/A No 2.1.1.4 N/A United States
2 AOL LLC Executable 27dee5bf9ea953f5
3cef0afa3f05068d
247ef627
b2e77b87268d9a76
1c55363059690d5e
Yes 2.5.6.1 N/A United States
3 AOL LLC Executable 497a7aeeacb55072
079f32b7e7639e29
afe26f24
5d2503a9528d737c
ebe8c3a5901e4be6
Yes 2.4.1.1 N/A 104.236.253.252/32
4 AOL LLC Executable 497a7aeeacb55072
079f32b7e7639e29
afe26f24
5d2503a9528d737c
ebe8c3a5901e4be6
Yes 2.4.1.1 N/A 10.0.17.167/32
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