How to Remove “snapshot.exe”

What is snapshot.exe ?

snapshot.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Tom Ehlert. This process is known as Drive Snapshot – Disk Imaging for WindowsNT and it belongs to Drive Snapshot for WindowsNT. You can locate the file in C:\Windows\System32.
The virus is created by malware authors and is named after snapshot.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with snapshot.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:

  • Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the snapshot.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove snapshot.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 snapshot.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 snapshot.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 05 February 2018 at 9:20 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable b28f7e541d71f06e
e9ca5df3d06fa8cf
cdaf0b67
f243a2d97aa52ca0
8d49d3086b4a9e9f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1998.11.13 7.00.623 103.107.123.1/32 N/A
2 SMART Technologies Inc. Executable 51264eccf72711ba
f4aba05391384fbc
81c63757
8e359170542cf40b
9faf5318d3602e37
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.7.43.0 9.7.43.0 Latvia N/A
3 SMART Technologies Inc. Executable 33e1387b17433d04
e511e4604432bb21
cb4a6ff0
942ced26f5a05ade
9395976b2549d63b
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 9.7.43.0 9.7.43.0 Latvia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 February 2009 at 1:09 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Non-executable 6df17340ea7bb49f
12325e278555bcaf
26fa3b5b
5cf4e105502bb4fe
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No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable 401ca93cb920d175
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b50ddd1a
e2db0a1752e31a17
9f86396102bca224
No 5.1.1-1613
4
5.1.1-1613
4
United States
3 N/A Executable 6a18b1c5ff6d50ef
173ea4518bdcca3f
da2dca69
2c189df777c0c2d3
9ec195745e338d92
No 5.1.0-1302
3
5.1.0-1302
3
United States
4 N/A Executable e4b9f2ec88b59d98
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09ced4c7
1d13d2f41b615f6f
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No N/A N/A 198.20.167.84/32
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