How to Remove “sdhelp.exe”

What is sdhelp.exe?

sdhelp.exe is a legitimate file process developed by PC Tools. This process is known as PC Tools Spyware Doctor and it belongs to Spyware Doctor. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after sdhelp.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with sdhelp.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

  • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the sdhelp.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware

How to remove sdhelp.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove sdhelp.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove sdhelp.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 16 November 2009 at 1:06 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 SmartDraw.com Executable 6dd17881fdcd8040
38857eb85868e17c
a7eaafa8
0eff64888803920a
0f2638f9d3a975ea
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
No 4.0.0.3112
5
1.00 South Africa N/A
2 SmartDraw.com Executable 2adc60d8f3351ba2
de57b96960877c80
8f005f00
500ee44f454dfd1a
25b7a36b9da5f8d4
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 4.0.0.3112
5
1.00 37.204.139.89/32 N/A
3 PC Tools Executable 8d7c174445d5b023
48428d00d431d4f8
0384afe3
09ad12cbfecdfad4
ca621c859311c38e
Backdoor.Win
32.Bancodor.
~W
Yes 3.2.0.12 1.0.0.0 Canada N/A
4 SmartDraw.com Executable a656d68f3ee5323a
d000ae5884169929
0dc0f453
d985705358ec337a
5ffe26cffb350c35
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.S
M
No 4.0.0.3112
5
1.00 United Kingdom N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
26

Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 December 2008 at 1:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 SmartDraw.com Executable 2bbe4f44f0fb5f81
73ffc01e54f6ca1f
dcb0d46f
47a72e43ebeac231
4844e909dd8fea49
No 4.0.0.3112
5
1.00 New Zealand
2 N/A Executable a7866aa90b702bc1
e9526fecf7117676
2f688a3a
4bad60e42f8599ee
72abae15a1902db2
No N/A N/A United Kingdom
3 PC Tools Research Pty Ltd Executable 6132f632d5c2d323
10d09886d553bfea
8e3b54a5
629b60b289befd36
545a5cb42e831e55
Yes 3.6.0.2025 3.6 Internal Submission
4 SmartDraw.com Executable 2bbe4f44f0fb5f81
73ffc01e54f6ca1f
dcb0d46f
47a72e43ebeac231
4844e909dd8fea49
No 4.0.0.3112
5
1.00 Mexico
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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