How to Remove “sdinstall.exe”

What is sdinstall.exe?

sdinstall.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Spyware Doctor. It belongs to Spyware Doctor and was developed by PC Tools Ltd. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as sdinstall.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with sdinstall.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • sdinstall.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the sdinstall.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with sdinstall.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing sdinstall.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo 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: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 September 2010 at 6:34 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 07bf2edffb299b4b
5ce64ed46c3397b2
21d395ac
b26923f6dc153bc1
ded88458d7fe76dc
Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 1, 0, 0,
50
1, 0, 0,
50
Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 1:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 SmartDraw.com Executable 82f2bf738ae992fe
e8d19edc70addff7
d90f11ad
c37b96e629bef15e
179e42f2c462dd0b
No 2009.56 N/A United Kingdom
2 N/A Executable 95b078993cf15a8e
94c62e49e04efac2
be974ad6
d3b769116cff0dfb
dc56bd805c1253e1
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 RegNow.com Executable 26189e1496139d35
c3c54a419a045649
be05b780
a168bab1c275c603
8f3bc0a75b0cc239
Yes 1.0.0 1.0.0 Internal Submission
4 RegNow.com Executable edc9499cd9e89db6
0708f767c5e661ae
5e998077
175e00be5e416adb
ed4ab984bc20ac3e
Yes 1.0.0 1.0.0 Internal Submission
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