How to Remove “deploywiz.exe”

What is deploywiz.exe?

deploywiz.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as SDW Windows Launcher Application. It belongs to SAS Deployment Wizard, developed by SAS Institute, Inc. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as deploywiz.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • deploywiz.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:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove deploywiz.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove deploywiz.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: 18 June 2009 at 7:42 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Autodesk Executable 74e2711efaa75a28
9e03048a219dcbb5
0a1a50da
8df61f9c6ed9e72b
74d94f4a6a6448b0
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 17.0.54.0 17.0.54.0 India N/A
2 N/A Executable 701b9ef5a44a3b6e
6f4048ea992c042b
0c6b2a03
e899e7f300777a22
5ac32e30d74d3ec8
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Vietnam N/A
3 Autodesk Executable ebd6cc3654b79f8c
5064a07852359bc3
fbb4622d
58560ba894877355
25c1b9eb5348c07f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 17.0.54.0 17.0.54.0 India N/A
4 Autodesk Executable e04d5670e36a0d5e
a9a27b3e69c6df5e
2dc445c3
c892622690708216
83e3f8ef83d8f030
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 16.2.54.0 16.2.54.0 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 July 2009 at 8:32 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 SAS Institute Inc. Executable 1c0619a689cf2883
4c37fe2dd16d9c3a
50cd96a9
e77d4554b07460f4
d6fcb5d8120942e8
Yes 9.2.0.8031 9.2.0.8031 United Kingdom
2 SAS Institute Inc. Executable 469d1038dc1c1ea7
db8af5cc7f8807d2
23ef5dbd
342a54e20b41fbcc
2f45e4f3793fbda2
Yes 9.2.0.9272 9.2.0.9272 United States
3 Autodesk Executable e33b71b52f7d1f36
cd8067275263d60c
e27df67a
e051a6482d9a9d39
3239cb08630dadde
Yes 17.0.54.0 17.0.54.0 Taiwan
4 Mad-Monkey.co.uk Executable 83a8fb773fa92c49
03ba2d5caac305a3
8115e6db
9579d95dfbd009e4
4df321eec35b1b8e
Yes 1.00 N/A Internal Submission
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