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 AOL LLC Executable 62592c2cf88c3190
bba801291541ba33
86d96a24
72ae79e7e79afc7c
f108ebec4074b311
Virus.Win32.
Sality.AE
No 2, 5, 6, 1 2, 5, 6, 1 Poland N/A
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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 America Online Inc. Executable 20d7a6c368522551
4b101b881e31568f
792c3a6f
f19224037d8f94ad
a4cdc0429a50b780
Yes 1, 0, 0, 0 1, 0, 0, 0 Internal Submission
2 AOL LLC Executable 95841b8e2cbe0e12
b5afa0dc2f91db05
7be5682b
a2ef7d83b742676c
87451a31deb9e47d
No 2, 5, 4, 2 2, 5, 4, 2 United States
3 AOL LLC Executable c6cdd65df45ac43e
de36a3a293fb447f
6e0de6de
1c920f7ac400ce58
3a70dafa2e64f24d
No 2, 5, 5, 3 2, 5, 5, 3 Internal Submission
4 AOL LLC Executable 027f48be15edc2e5
95c1b49c026172cb
aa17bde7
bbee4c09dad389ea
9bc44fe0e18b0592
Yes 2, 5, 6, 1 2, 5, 6, 1 United States
Display 4 items per page
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