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: 03 April 2008 at 3:50 pm
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 N/A Executable d4ac4211259fe6dc
e0c696dae7e901a8
ecfaa948
b4e9314070e72dc7
940c5282f4f2f4c7
Application.
Win32.Instal
ly.D
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable eab286800e23a1b6
791ad67c1844f0ea
12e5f62b
38cb197caea84f1a
e6bba06d548b8b83
Application.
Win32.Instal
ly.D
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 41b69bcb5b0c1d4b
8ba97d22a5e81cf1
83e8d595
492759d1545715c2
5b4df5c8a8277cb5
Application.
Win32.Instal
ly.D
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 3:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable f5d409fb4ba4753b
2231e80e9d3a326c
7ef206eb
5a5c0e6801d27062
03f19d9abfa74bae
Yes 2, 5, 0,
18
2.5.0.18 Romania
2 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable 361e14e55fafe371
491c4f7a1076aa38
ace0e4e0
ce33199106682fe3
f474c63d02fc4d52
Yes 2, 6, 0,
18
2.6.0.18 Greece
3 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable 1984083120ccf862
b5f83268b135cc7a
b22420be
2f2db9f3543bcec4
825b427c5e445b97
Yes 2, 6, 0,
14
2.6.0.14 Internal Submission
4 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable e5b1b71988241de4
9382773af63d7dfc
daaa0f87
d1d403944d97d0fd
58ef1deae7d43e7c
Yes 2, 7, 0, 9 2.7.0.9 United Kingdom
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  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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