How to Remove “SwInit.exe”

What is SwInit.exe?

SwInit.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Max Secure Software. This process is known as Shockwave Init and it belongs to Shockwave. You can locate the file in C:\Windows.  The virus is created by malware authors and is named after SwInit.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with SwInit.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the SwInit.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove SwInit.exe  malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove SwInit.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove SwInit.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 10 October 2011 at 2:48 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 617e2ea1034ddd3e
c2b024bf5f3240cd
6ca5b902
e585aa0af61f3870
809c2d3041a11a13
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 11.6.1r629 11.6.1 United States N/A
2 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable e6acd4543d1383bb
7c1a7fd1f154d8db
f3742ce5
9823a1e90c923415
19115d171a27a4d0
Virus.Win32.
Virut.BV
No 11.5.9r620 11.5.9 Nigeria N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 06 August 2008 at 9:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Macromedia, Inc. Executable 96eb7a4b7d22f57e
634ad270c78690d6
ff4fbe97
0652f56adf6fd9d3
38931cb8adca9305
No 10.1r11 10.1 United States
2 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable fbf9382725fab5e5
95fa4f096f73a953
214796d2
f3112812d205108e
9d76c51043a45ec5
No 10.4.1r34 10.4.1 United States
3 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 46d843da7bc5b4e4
f28929fdde9db3cd
56bb3c43
6fe4f835f5e39a96
ea2a4a9ab1d0e726
No 10.1.3r18 10.1.3 United States
4 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 2c12e6f5953e2e35
764906054c354235
281352b5
d9dcc72aa0d6b459
58c1ba5bffe5b0a0
No 12.0.7r148 12.0.7
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United States
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