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: 25 October 2011 at 1:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 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
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6cc55e2c1d1be50a
74bd5a255f1a9b7a
75c6df50
1a9991be8c51542a
74345e7d279e42ea
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia 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 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3f652178c73f9099
41678db07f2dbc74
b8c470e1
eeb6d97bfe0309dc
3df26c87a780ef73
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.SR
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 February 2012 at 8:33 am
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 N/A Executable 00542af7c458a9a0
64f75a7737222cc0
151578c7
f77b34ae00af5e11
6f104ef51630a6ca
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable d6db9dee8ead59c5
546d8fbe8c7528bd
310064f9
227403bc863f9cb9
a707a8ce73b71c9e
No 10.0.17127
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.17127
.1
Colombia
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c2aa38a2b4c526a3
dfa297afc5c02c13
5c485230
5c7e686823f7d86d
64bdff8ab2da4950
No 4.10.2222 4.10.2222 Japan
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