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: 06 March 2018 at 7:09 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 910ac9039e6db23f
a721ea0a6dfffc81
ce804d95
4c1af9e64bf060e8
7877d4f094565b04
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Egypt N/A
2 N/A Executable 0e3ac0bb6d92f061
152a23ed7d2089e7
fbb84bd5
b3e10c385b657e49
ae5e0ec2e1446fa5
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A China N/A
3 GNU Executable d88a1535e867f3ec
7fbae20535251a3f
2ac2474b
ad6946cb80199312
cb25d83b3b344515
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.3.0.1936 5.3.0.1936 Turkey N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 5092290c52e6fd78
847ad875db864e0b
9b284e8f
8a202cbae22bb0c0
c18166441edd3c12
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
156.220.116.63/32 N/A
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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 Microsoft Corporation Executable da685acecf3da789
b7eb131e485022ed
016d0268
1de6abbfccb3f8e3
fa19898a182998d2
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.108.51.235/32
2 N/A Executable a1b2443a98d5de32
9a80ac13c59a7713
1d15b3cc
eda9d6ee4341178d
225d68e8d7de29d5
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.19/32
3 N/A Executable 1d822b5b3e70d131
4a97b29d4c1c91a8
cb5b8a74
53bc0ba79e8c7a9c
c44c4f88c0284e73
No N/A N/A United Kingdom
4 N/A Executable a1b2443a98d5de32
9a80ac13c59a7713
1d15b3cc
eda9d6ee4341178d
225d68e8d7de29d5
No N/A N/A United States
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