How to Remove “sniffer.exe”

What is sniffer.exe?

sniffer.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Network Associates, Inc. This process is known as Sniffer Application and it belongs to Sniffer Application. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of sniffer.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by sniffer.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 startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • 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 sniffer.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 sniffer.exe malware?

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 27 November 2011 at 2:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable fb61a6a2bdb74077
b8b373cff4060d8c
6e92114a
08f38bbaba708df6
cb94ea18314cbcac
TrojWare.Win
32.Rootkit.K
ryptik.ALAY
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 N/A Executable 5d40b49baef47c81
edd6a1434acec1c5
5a9b4e7a
0480db6b9f5f1f4c
ca2e05e627b7b33c
Backdoor.Win
32.DarkKomet
.GH
No N/A N/A Chile N/A
3 MaRiO Executable 6100e16aa1b809f1
56070b23f7ac68ed
274bad3a
570025972ba7aab3
b2dacf5a7f3e7776
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.05.0001 1.05.0001 Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
4 N/A Executable 047d0987a6de5715
3747b0da61a799c5
7149dcfb
7d36c0d46095bdde
13c9dc1febd72caa
Backdoor.Win
32.DarkKomet
.GH
No N/A N/A Italy N/A
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25

Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 September 2011 at 10:35 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Ufasoft Executable d27c70126eb1df3b
246df24ac6304243
a772b84b
eee52f719a6dd4db
1291611ae7275c22
No 2, 9, 2,
50
2.9 United States
2 N/A Executable 55caad9c4090e374
da6567721920d4a5
be04d127
3be96c2dfbd7e8aa
8335132271e4284b
No N/A N/A United States
3 Ufasoft Executable 6771653a699eeebb
fd4975db96511cbd
969ea32b
71c893db10f0e559
ed9eac0d3a676f97
No 3, 9, 93,
3
3.9 United States
4 N/A Executable b93c60dfb8f2d1f0
6eb82f92b1f6fff3
d9c11872
f51388e90faa9c6b
352396cecbe04685
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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