How to Remove “sanitize.exe”

What is sanitize.exe?

sanitize.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as sanitize.exe. It belongs to sanitize.exe module, developed by Aluria Software. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware authors write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as sanitize.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with sanitize.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with sanitize.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • sanitize.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible sanitize.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove sanitize.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove sanitize.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 December 2011 at 2:42 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft(R) Corporation Executable b710023707fd0ac6
2378478b6cf37142
987d9a9f
0ab2edaf92653c96
fa3794771ed7195a
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 16.00.0614 16.00.0614 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 November 2008 at 11:28 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Non-executable 091d0855f5a7d6a5
475ef170c359d780
d7779266
1e5ba17c37aad0ee
fde15a1a41d1ff68
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 Microsoft(R) Corporation Executable 17bf0bca951cbb1d
735912b307cb6895
d3c5aa8d
d88532d5b64ff3eb
54d8d93175f437c0
Yes 16.00.0705 16.00.0705 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft(R) Corporation Executable 5e2ab8bfc4ad639a
7e8c966c8f16a063
6b04103a
fb75f30f9820b717
7ed349649482c552
No 16.00.0614 16.00.0614 United States
4 Microsoft(R) Corporation Executable 115d1e6d757328c0
d8a7f421584b3070
6a127e87
794e671a1f49ca6c
a8b7ee99bb46f289
Yes 17.00.1414 17.00.1414 United States
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