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: 27 July 2018 at 12:49 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable 38f6dba1bae4ecec
d1607fcd9614f2fd
38d2e715
0001ff59ab141891
4c40fab45a5f1450
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.0
(xpclient.
010817-114
8)
5.1.2600.0 5.227.233.194/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5879d5680a3390d5
83bb7304376fbf42
c2dc9dc5
9395d6064bc485a6
97aa7831e6e5c5b1
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Indonesia N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1bfe83e1063ef447
b2a08b263098c9d8
40f2d95c
4ab0bb20e54a986e
e66fe46bf271424f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.1.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
6.1.7600.1
6385
Italy N/A
4 Корпорация Майкрософт Executable b066d4630604bc32
dd2016bdbbd86b0f
01e67753
77ad6911eb4182ea
da2d06d69700c8cd
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
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16

Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 July 2008 at 9:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ReactOS Development Team Executable a82ef8df37cdda54
9abe06ca872c022d
36731400
241f3a4f31a29b12
a3390d9f37b742ed
No 0.4.9 0.4.9 10.108.51.116/32
2 N/A Executable c84872e0c19e82f7
cf6d17430767f202
fcf1e0a7
84cc5817721168ec
6e07e6d50dffcfa1
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 0a0b853da81e76db
90da944779fa6086
db273ac1
130a2c373694247c
f98672c561cf1628
No N/A N/A India
4 N/A Executable f1e9fe686f27a012
f51b223581e852ea
a78dc7f9
bacddd6912b43498
6b0717360f25bad3
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.43/32
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