How to Remove “spdwnw2k.exe”

What is spdwnw2k.exe?

spdwnw2k.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Windows 2000 SP Installer Downgrade Task. It belongs to Windows Operating System and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as spdwnw2k.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with spdwnw2k.exe malware?       

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with spdwnw2k.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • spdwnw2k.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, 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 spdwnw2k.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with spdwnw2k.exe malware.

How to remove spdwnw2k.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing spdwnw2k.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo 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: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove spdwnw2k.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 October 2010 at 11:00 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 76f6b5b7a36336a3
0f4c43d193f9e35a
88026974
dc0ae3a06fcae4c6
2be74b00b3c0d45e
TrojWare.Win
32.MalPack.~
ULX
No 5.00.2195.
6717
5.00.2195.
6717
India N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7d256b489478d729
558d611b868be411
07da2ec6
bf77308a16a89d73
489ab6fbc11bcbd4
TrojWare.Win
32.MalPack.~
ULX
No 5.00.2195.
6717
5.00.2195.
6717
Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 27 June 2008 at 8:26 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Non-executable f2fef36df952b96d
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5755ecb2
a6f6d591f35061f6
bb6bd3544b69fe70
No N/A N/A Japan
2 N/A Non-executable f2fef36df952b96d
eb7733567bc94450
5755ecb2
a6f6d591f35061f6
bb6bd3544b69fe70
No N/A N/A United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable ecc398731191688a
1dd32a75c6ed230a
70b1101d
b5d054151ad4de69
76c5a22f0cfcc2b0
No 5.00.2195.
6717
5.00.2195.
6717
Austria
4 N/A Non-executable f2fef36df952b96d
eb7733567bc94450
5755ecb2
a6f6d591f35061f6
bb6bd3544b69fe70
No N/A N/A Poland
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