How to Remove “sdsetup.exe”

What is sdsetup.exe?

sdsetup.exe is a legitimate file process developed by PC Tools Ltd. This process is known as Spyware Doctor Setup and it belongs to Spyware Doctor Setup. You can locate the file in C:\Windows\System32. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after sdsetup.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with sdsetup.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 sdsetup.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove sdsetup.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 sdsetup.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 sdsetup.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 November 2011 at 4:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Level-23 Executable 5a5d3909303f3f95
e41ea3e2e55f7d72
c93dc360
75bb07a6c3acad00
df958251273f005d
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.00 1.00 Internal Submission N/A
2 PC Tools Executable 817af077ad185a0f
d325bdf4652efefe
53607387
76995f06a8b7e966
866f59617b2ceb3e
Heur.Suspici
ous
Yes 1.2.0.96 1.2.0.96 Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 April 2009 at 2:19 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 PC Tools Research Pty. Ltd. Executable 84eaf86f38ba11a2
30cb67f27ddb4907
635f18e5
2679f03b8444fe35
684b54647c22f1f9
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 Alex Vakulenko Executable a9efb89c8f0778a4
331f1ad3ac01f8eb
435e5ca5
14555138074aef2f
4953c42a9ccbd29c
No 1, 0, 0, 0 1, 0, 0, 0 10.224.1.116/32
3 PC Tools Executable 62ba070985b1b293
7a9f10ce2e5826ee
e1bde861
5abae9ce1e6442be
db11a02a30c0bb6d
Yes 6.0.0.385 N/A Internal Submission
4 South Bay Software Executable db80bf623fc74b8c
7b07e9382cf9e2dd
f02dadd6
2b5e3f0b10bdf446
55db761e752b983b
Yes 1.8 1.8 Internal Submission
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