How to Remove “sfc.exe”

What is sfc.exe?


sfc.exe is a legitimate process file known as Sourcefire Connector. It is part of the Immunet 3.1 that was developed by Sourcefire Inc. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. Malware programmers create files with malicious codes and name them after sfc.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.
 
Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

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


Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with sfc.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • sfc.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly
If your PC is infected with sfc.exe malware, it will invite other malwares to cause more damage to your computer. Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible sfc.exe malware attack:
 
Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
 
Step 2: If you notice the file located outside the file path C:\Program Files, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.
 
How to remove the sfc.exe file from system using Comodo Antivirus?
 
Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Internet Security.
 
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: 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 the sfc.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 21 October 2009 at 7:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 2810de21ae9613b9
db110f05fc939c0d
b11df495
7e03848cdf50e470
0c24eb80b4ffa8ec
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable a093d1c9c9ce0a56
7933436cfd40edee
6fb94dc4
2dccb0c748e70f65
4d81e0426567bb7b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine N/A
3 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 3cff709ab6fd63dd
5abaca4d3d30cb00
1dfefc9c
301bd74fb6375286
9492cb6df73b3dd1
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.R0
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine N/A
4 N/A Executable 2810de21ae9613b9
db110f05fc939c0d
b11df495
7e03848cdf50e470
0c24eb80b4ffa8ec
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Belarus N/A
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28

Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 June 2008 at 1:55 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 2ed6e2db02a8f8ed
d52ea39394a3e0b1
dfb25ee7
3ff8ff0c84bfe801
cd0938f28129a81c
No 10.0.16232
.1000
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.16232
.1000
Germany
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9d9e93200089a575
2e1ac96025dd4c6b
8b88f420
63b05ee96562889c
c95328b9141861c5
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 00542af7c458a9a0
64f75a7737222cc0
151578c7
f77b34ae00af5e11
6f104ef51630a6ca
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 489751c4767df20a
dc5ed1309e38d455
402b09d9
18dbcdcafcd83e3a
5646d359dcd03c93
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 United States
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