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: 20 March 2011 at 9:37 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 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable f0066a8d13a2cf5f
133ba872838a692b
d1948286
fa7dc6b50dabddc7
4db3b6ce2f834572
Application.
AdWare.Sweet
IM.~
Yes 3, 4, 0, 5 3.4.0.5 Mexico N/A
4 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable 49a738ed7c84529f
9c89cce934207d20
457901db
fcab61fbde7ee585
3b4696539a9bfe5e
Unclassified
Malware
No 3, 6, 0, 2 3.6.0.2 Pakistan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 01 June 2009 at 12:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable c7c8f02263509248
fe139e07c4b7a1a2
81eca1c7
15a4d1a8c15cb3c0
c13c3f36899475e6
Yes 3, 6, 0, 2 3.6.0.2 Sudan
2 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable cb8e8cc79bcc0505
99002537552bbb1a
c22fb74f
11dfc7ff30b9b44f
1477989c8fff478f
Yes 3, 7, 0, 5 3.7.0.5 Romania
3 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable c7c8f02263509248
fe139e07c4b7a1a2
81eca1c7
15a4d1a8c15cb3c0
c13c3f36899475e6
Yes 3, 6, 0, 2 3.6.0.2 Philippines
4 SweetIM Technologies Ltd. Executable c7c8f02263509248
fe139e07c4b7a1a2
81eca1c7
15a4d1a8c15cb3c0
c13c3f36899475e6
Yes 3, 6, 0, 2 3.6.0.2 Ukraine
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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