How to Remove “sharpen.exe”

What is sharpen.exe?

sharpen.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team. This process is known as GNU Image Manipulation Program Plug-In and it belongs to GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of sharpen.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by sharpen.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the sharpen.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from sharpen.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the sharpen.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo Antivirus.

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: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with sharpen.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove sharpen.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 January 2013 at 9:43 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable b20dc17119c1e640
4faa740e0336b6ae
3d28cf3b
8bb45189d7aa8886
3037299a750efd0c
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
2 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable b10482fca8b8ae15
1ee7fa96659c0fbe
9484749e
779e99f10860e769
09a0f6c01974dcd4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.8.14.0 2.8.14 Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 01 December 2008 at 8:05 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable fd36f640c3dab1c6
9fb36e49501144c7
aa644c74
4c9562741c4db921
8a19bffa020ea55b
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable f8da2aac120fc5fd
03a045805b26f2a0
a59718f9
df0abcb965191f38
930a9bd68fd959a7
No 2.9.5.0 2.9.5 198.20.167.84/32
3 Spencer Kimball, Peter Mattis and the GIMP Development Team Executable 06e1c64248d574d8
fc1a6ae533611f84
880346f4
e9b62b919c030f36
539419e69bdbccbb
Yes 2.8.0.0 2.8.0 10.224.1.58/32
4 N/A Executable 7767c1a8dd264e43
c7d0394781fbc8b5
1d82ad14
9ae0d7e291ae00c7
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No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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