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.

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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: 17 June 2008 at 4:55 am
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 6bebda4f35ed86f9
958c6f6148467737
84553eae
3f57d2c16f91220b
33e77bd1dc0f360d
Worm.Win32.V
BNA.b
No 7.0.0.538 N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 PC Tools Executable 926fb7e144646991
27d9844490b8939f
6b37ebfd
b201fc3bfd5326dc
899f04ac9b47c007
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 6.0.0.383 N/A Greece N/A
4 PC Tools Research Pty. Ltd. Executable c4d3da7ed597964e
ebb37e0db2c1ad07
3136b66d
a45eb9b8a6aa33d7
194d19dd616727a0
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 3.8.0.1557 N/A Poland N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 June 2008 at 12:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable ef94e33902062e0c
cd5c4c7da5e43492
daf43299
0e3b3b773a798965
c12dd4cbef0a0e41
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 PC Tools Executable 2eb4c7919acef465
67cb12a256c12af6
70f9a88a
85476eb9af8f268b
85664ba7be03a8f4
Yes 7.0.0.545 N/A Internal Submission
3 PC Tools Executable 08928df0f3c27b86
3f0ad4fb066f3484
1e999031
a21178ee2e42d834
aaaa0e212123a2f5
Yes 6.0.0.354 N/A Internal Submission
4 PC Tools Executable 45146e3613cbd89a
86c8b5363ea32e3f
91f3fcce
11bf6c6a1cb27f6d
77ed01c266b23082
Yes 6.0.0.384 N/A Internal Submission
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