How to Remove “sort.exe”

What is sort.exe?

sort.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Sort Utility. It belongs to Windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as sort.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with sort.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with sort.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • sort.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible sort.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove sort.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 November 2018 at 12:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 17a5943bfe9bde25
e9413a34f0c5d72f
649bac81
831e47d095cd726d
e6439991945d44ab
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
197.39.24.59/32 N/A
2 N/A Executable 11c8896bad7a6b9c
62df4d833e4174d1
1a4463d7
9272fcc2a19a29bf
a4d482673cf7c422
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Romania N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 83f50bcd149c3e4a
43cf8e0b693bacfa
951b0e65
b60356c3e4d68513
904599b4d04019f1
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
156.217.101.221/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9e674dd5ce41d692
02dce911dc0fad9c
01c5c35b
9790c6614510fb19
b4bdb929082409cd
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
154.236.177.122/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 October 2017 at 11:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 021f35c0e8725273
e6751333e28c1975
d617420f
d91b0e800f99b55c
2bad411725b894b7
No 10.0.18342
.1
(WinBuild.
160101.080
0)
10.0.18342
.1
Mexico
2 N/A Executable 12b3ba3fc7d12933
d6f6dea2309a69f7
48866c7c
d29c71c767a27843
6a94e7d24db28e4c
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.96/32
3 N/A Executable 050371769cba502f
8239538f842d196c
93b58108
acc10c0d8ba66b04
62da75c4e0a56c53
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable 0a0b853da81e76db
90da944779fa6086
db273ac1
130a2c373694247c
f98672c561cf1628
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.45/32
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