How to Remove “sidwalk.exe”

What is sidwalk.exe?

sidwalk.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. This process is known as SID Walker and it belongs to Windows Operating system. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after sidwalk.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with sidwalk.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:
1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the sidwalk.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove sidwalk.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 sidwalk.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.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove sidwalk.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 October 2009 at 8:54 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1aa80e3bd431725f
edbd95d175145de3
82a306a2
4e4a92937fba1837
1c9441904e62713a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Ukraine N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7242d534b5f4eb46
b0141bb05b58271e
50d6c922
7995219e23425805
beb7359851e2dee1
Virus.Win32.
Virut.n
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 August 2008 at 8:10 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b06a20fecbb01e9e
b2f58e403ec14394
0186d78a
62bae4bb178e4bcb
c39f709e7f4bea63
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 Italy
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable b06a20fecbb01e9e
b2f58e403ec14394
0186d78a
62bae4bb178e4bcb
c39f709e7f4bea63
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 India
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 05f932a4a7fd265f
cf792849d33a195d
4355c1d2
9104f74dbcbc35b2
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No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b06a20fecbb01e9e
b2f58e403ec14394
0186d78a
62bae4bb178e4bcb
c39f709e7f4bea63
No 5.1.2600.0
(XPClient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 10.100.130.247/32
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