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 ab6daa7e8d13a4ca
0e52e8884b2b16e1
e9ffd798
3ad5f17df0cdcbd5
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Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 11.0.3r472 11.0.3 United States N/A
2 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 67cb2c27b0b8f69a
aeb12b431fb5f815
348e0ca3
71ebd4280f56a8da
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Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 10.4.1r48 10.4.1 Malaysia N/A
3 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 214b59378e9678c0
0a7b45fe00a757b4
9923ad1a
13c1aa212bc4d4ee
93b73d7a0beeb6e6
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 11.6.3r633 11.6.3 Turkey N/A
4 N/A Executable 3184b42ae32b6b82
d020bfa520a06631
eeaa13ab
b20d5ab6f097144b
9de8505aff34074e
TrojWare.Win
32.PkdMorphi
ne.~AN
No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 August 2008 at 10:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 3827276d5414c9fd
bd559eac43983030
e8b4adda
4099f1331de1b8a4
bcb3d475aa4acab8
No 12.3.4r204 12.3.4 United States
2 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 2c12e6f5953e2e35
764906054c354235
281352b5
d9dcc72aa0d6b459
58c1ba5bffe5b0a0
No 12.0.7r148 12.0.7
Developmen
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United States
3 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable e91a7f8a672b7c61
6eaa5af7f05a28da
d40db4ed
ff3342e9bd055c41
9586beef3073c25f
No 10.2r22 10.2 United States
4 Adobe Systems, Inc. Executable 5006f24e1ac02e67
4a27408b1808f515
aa781403
22a9496492ca7e14
772eef27ae668f0a
No 11.6.7r637 11.6.7 United States
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