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.

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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 MaRiO Executable 6100e16aa1b809f1
56070b23f7ac68ed
274bad3a
570025972ba7aab3
b2dacf5a7f3e7776
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.05.0001 1.05.0001 Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
3 N/A Executable 047d0987a6de5715
3747b0da61a799c5
7149dcfb
7d36c0d46095bdde
13c9dc1febd72caa
Backdoor.Win
32.DarkKomet
.GH
No N/A N/A Italy N/A
4 MaRiO Executable fa82e307d2c95336
d3ea2df68c57a059
677457a2
68e4fea4400b2922
091dfd8c4fff63d8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.05.0001 1.05.0001 Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
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31

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 Ufasoft Executable 468b410e40f5ecfa
d32a598d1d87d532
85098029
ef7cf760ade96491
a0bccd40cb7baff1
No 3, 6, 83,
2
3.6 XP United States
3 N/A Executable 55caad9c4090e374
da6567721920d4a5
be04d127
3be96c2dfbd7e8aa
8335132271e4284b
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 31bcd9bbbf3a58f2
7167713e2b69d33a
8ce18371
a5d7c39532dc4ac7
eaa14c9a8c14bbb1
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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