How to Remove “SpySweeper.exe”

What is SpySweeper.exe?

SpySweeper.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Spy Sweeper Engine. It belongs to Spy Sweeper SDK, developed by Webroot Software. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as SpySweeper.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with SpySweeper.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SpySweeper.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • SpySweeper.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible SpySweeper.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SpySweeper.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free 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 after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 August 2008 at 1:01 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Webroot Software, Inc. Executable 4d409fdebc61c43b
8fbce586cfe5db0c
41f3fc12
bde7705727e120eb
dcb40e6735f1542a
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 3.5.0.189 3.5 Sweden N/A
2 Webroot Software, Inc. Executable 00803697932ca219
dae7b8f525669deb
e3b0a225
a785ef3854c3aab8
542477777882b5b7
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 3.2.0.144 3.2 United States N/A
3 N/A Executable ed767818959271f8
7477937695226043
ec9ce6a4
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 10:42 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Webroot Software, Inc. Executable 28c979895534a0e1
5655f652bc0889f4
352afa0c
a5d3b953add778a4
44de4da49ed0af15
No 1.2.0.2 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
2 Webroot Software, Inc. (www.webroot.com) Executable f87dd014dd9329af
a3a2f66d20dccace
dcb16bb3
N/A No 4.0.1.269 4.0.1.269 United States
3 Webroot Software, Inc. Executable f7349b7ed4454b33
66a2e8f66b93337e
5ef7ee38
ed2ed4d4f8f24fc0
c3035cd150e97103
No 2.1.0.3824 2.1 Internal Submission
4 Webroot Software, Inc. Executable fb91c76667173ba9
57336097b032a390
b3a6925e
f3fc9718af8a3f58
3a72f6628cf741e1
No 4,0,3,359 4, 0 Israel
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