How to Remove “spdwnwxp.exe”

What is spdwnwxp.exe?

spdwnwxp.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Windows XP SP Installer Downgrade Tasks. 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 spdwnwxp.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with spdwnwxp.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 spdwnwxp.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • spdwnwxp.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 spdwnwxp.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 spdwnwxp.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing spdwnwxp.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 spdwnwxp.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 September 2008 at 1:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 62c791140f4d192c
720ec5bc06d6f5bd
d28d8865
9a29ace57929d937
d67bb329df5375b0
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.1
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable ec5bf7502f9c0105
09caab32d8b6f02b
2ce65da9
b88a3e840a0358ea
ae99ec98c863fe45
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.1
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 56c432fb77095d1d
ae097d2f635a82f5
5896ba28
fe5d772ffd435281
b4ccaade85ef364d
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
Russian Federation N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ed42dd8708ed8c84
e38bccbc04169864
56ff2415
f1b3ce755167469b
72942f4c1d6dd669
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
United Kingdom N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 6:28 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7b6a63686c4ee22d
3ffbdc8090c5d9c0
fe7ce40f
65fdc73ba3a86572
b3bf680f4f5c5c3d
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2113)
5.1.2600.5
512
10.224.1.55/32
2 N/A Executable c1550c60cf455892
bc6338527cf851a4
aeb5f3d0
beb20923c6ec2d67
6d2a4bd933e7e58f
No N/A N/A Portugal
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 075b83a787ca3818
db0e17c7dc5859de
cb110012
2935421cce2f3ff7
2b72038510025c7e
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ed46debc57fbf161
0bafd8695900a19d
d4d34754
451aeb3d5683a4d9
0b725b21ee88f539
No 5.1.2600.3
244
(xpsp.0710
30-1542)
5.1.2600.3
244
Internal Submission
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