How to Remove “sinf.exe”

What is sinf.exe?

Originally developed by AOL LLC, sinf.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as System Information Application and it belongs to System Information Application. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
sinf.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after sinf.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by sinf.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • sinf.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove sinf.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove sinf.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 September 2010 at 6:10 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 379eb6c7c5fe3249
3c18f44e963f4ecd
9f876cda
2d3ee88e7b315264
194c41f96779b8bb
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A United Kingdom N/A
2 AOL LLC Executable 62592c2cf88c3190
bba801291541ba33
86d96a24
72ae79e7e79afc7c
f108ebec4074b311
Virus.Win32.
Sality.AE
No 2, 5, 6, 1 2, 5, 6, 1 Poland N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
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30

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 3:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 AOL LLC Executable c6cdd65df45ac43e
de36a3a293fb447f
6e0de6de
1c920f7ac400ce58
3a70dafa2e64f24d
No 2, 5, 5, 3 2, 5, 5, 3 Internal Submission
2 AOL LLC Executable 53bf76712348bfe0
1abe36a0eae90f67
22c4cf9f
552ba7e34a26ce90
082613098cf618d2
Yes 2, 4, 1, 1 2, 4, 1, 1 United Kingdom
3 AOL LLC Executable 2a7718c4233b55e3
1eadfce8b99e6718
4261972f
b05caa2005f792aa
843b0c48b17a943a
Yes 2, 3, 7, 1 2, 3, 7, 1 United Kingdom
4 America Online, Inc. Executable be2eed0fd5756b05
8a0224af6948b782
63c67d6d
faf012df30628087
9d6ca7ca76f5cbfe
No 5.00.000 5.00.000 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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