How to Remove “SweetIM.exe”

What is SweetIM.exe?

Originally developed by SwetIM Technologies, SweetIM.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as SweetIM Instant Messenger Enhancer and it belongs to SweetIM for Messenger. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

SweetIM.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after SweetIM.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove SweetIM.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: 08 November 2011 at 8:24 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable 7c5fb2c41b138404
8fc930521f0e28d7
e95cac0b
f53d741a6be62d32
57efaf30b50eda50
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 5, 0, 8 3.5.0.8 Poland N/A
2 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable 488e6e225c43ee47
8a4005fc1be9ac44
02e19300
e1db150e228ded8e
dfd8730593bcd67b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 6, 0, 7 3.6.0.7 Bulgaria N/A
3 N/A Executable bcdda160a7bcb9ba
4884b258ba135175
932d9799
d91014cf0358fe3d
f15e89168619ffca
TrojWare.Win
32.Kryptik.B
TN
No N/A N/A United States N/A
4 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable 0b02b266d3794c2c
69924d9bf8a80a3f
5e77779a
0ff0ef8bc4a5c930
3580cd8c855beeb3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3, 7, 0, 5 3.7.0.5 Romania N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 August 2011 at 2:13 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable cb8e8cc79bcc0505
99002537552bbb1a
c22fb74f
11dfc7ff30b9b44f
1477989c8fff478f
Yes 3, 7, 0, 5 3.7.0.5 France
2 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable cb8e8cc79bcc0505
99002537552bbb1a
c22fb74f
11dfc7ff30b9b44f
1477989c8fff478f
Yes 3, 7, 0, 5 3.7.0.5 37.237.89.78/32
3 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable cb8e8cc79bcc0505
99002537552bbb1a
c22fb74f
11dfc7ff30b9b44f
1477989c8fff478f
Yes 3, 7, 0, 5 3.7.0.5 Romania
4 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable 11ddaddae588650f
1540f6c6db612b25
a4ea2666
982c048cf2b5828f
93592ba7c07593ec
Yes 3, 6, 0, 8 3.6.0.8 Canada
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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