How to Remove “sethc.exe”

What is sethc.exe?


sethc.exe is a legitimate file. This process is associated with Windows NT High Contrast Invocation. It belongs to Microsoft Windows Operating System and developed by Microsoft Corporation.  It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32  The malware programmers or cyber criminals write the different types of malicious programs and name it as sethc.exe to damage the software and hardware.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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


Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with sethc.exe malware
  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the sethc.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites the other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton
When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab  and right click on the sethc.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Windows\System32 then the system is not affected by sethc.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by sethc.exe malware.
 
How to remove the sethc.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
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Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.
 
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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 the sethc.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 October 2010 at 5:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 719448881dad084b
6a05d00c454cdf12
2daca747
9922cdc7081f0160
b38aef97b42b9ac2
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Egypt N/A
2 N/A Executable 40c39a2a21ee1917
01151938eefeeab8
97deec6e
2db8e93106120a33
d7c7d257756884a1
Virus.Win32.
Induc.A0
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 10c5ae28582e6f70
ab2c65b0bff23751
9c6a7ed2
b7e3f3fba89e60d3
30c8a0d28a462e0b
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Taiwan N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable a9314f580fde4944
01197c34422aa03d
16a9ba7e
e91174b77e0577c8
d2ca62c07010e61f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Italy N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 June 2008 at 11:38 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 90894f083c83c620
c79c706008bded4f
9ac315a2
2aad7002176b1d1c
b979feee796d1dd6
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable dbba4639f5489c48
119e1927c651e481
94d649e5
514ec48fd9d89a44
cb5dfb50db116f35
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5b27a70312da5565
6c6a1f76e3e63932
5cf7d3e9
8f0c173af5c41f69
b34e106a7156034a
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable fc5c7974f6760afb
5df923dd4cd28c1f
9039bed7
b58a134b7f2e73e5
818e0cc9abf46dcd
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.1.116/32
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