How to Remove “getsid.exe”

What is getsid.exe?

Originally developed by Microsoft, getsid.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as getsid that is associated with software Windows XP.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove getsid.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: 10 March 2011 at 11:47 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Systems Internals Executable c4be8106063ff8e8
4fc7931f2e644544
64aeb3e1
aa23c1c3ea2e9976
a2a2ec27a6199d43
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1.03 1.03 Russian Federation N/A
2 N/A Executable 7704b1bebbb62380
daf865d1005be978
82c7b897
1ac102acc59ea81d
f7d1c7b27a932ca0
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No N/A N/A India N/A
3 Sysinternals - www.sysinternals.com Executable 6efee28781052782
14489b873fab1786
3d03d34b
e14ce1c2a44645d2
e513fcf33f54c0d2
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.43 1.43 Brazil N/A
4 Systems Internals Executable c4be8106063ff8e8
4fc7931f2e644544
64aeb3e1
aa23c1c3ea2e9976
a2a2ec27a6199d43
Heur.Suspici
ous
No 1.03 1.03 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 September 2008 at 3:12 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 221ebb0e27f291e1
394bc341567242c1
04f88680
45ee55a56a94d94c
910ec38dbce5c32d
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable c0c7337ac2ef17c5
601416fd15348beb
42532da1
575aab4c1da614ee
421726d2e93275f5
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 448cb84ed53d5045
a8a18a0473190054
acc1d907
55a7140473526fd8
6416d3918eb93cc2
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 448cb84ed53d5045
a8a18a0473190054
acc1d907
55a7140473526fd8
6416d3918eb93cc2
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.115/32
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