How to Remove “swdoctor.exe”

What is swdoctor.exe?

SWCPUGauge.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by PC Tools. This process is known as Spyware Doctor and it belongs to Spyware Doctor. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name ofswdoctor.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected byswdoctor.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, 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 theswdoctor.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system fromswdoctor.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out theswdoctor.exe malware from your system.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 February 2009 at 11:53 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 PCTools Executable 8450f2e242401c66
d564a35e5b9c78f9
58f4d115
7e95b4fb3a49354b
4de82dbd0a14cafe
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.NS
PM.~gen
No 3.2.2.453 3.2.2 Internal Submission N/A
2 PCTools Executable 8450f2e242401c66
d564a35e5b9c78f9
58f4d115
7e95b4fb3a49354b
4de82dbd0a14cafe
TrojWare.Win
32.Trojan.NS
PM.~gen
No 3.2.2.453 3.2.2 Finland N/A
3 PCTools Executable 9287e6e4d929d5a3
fe58123e9fb36918
4de4e695
dff1a41c80cb1e6f
d2e4f5c0e1777ef1
Packed.Win32
.MNSP.Gen
No 3.2.2.417 3.2.2 Internal Submission N/A
4 PCTools Executable 2348d3c98ea3a7e5
46c4a33c5f018e30
b6a33d8f
2ceb7888a38e24b6
18a7bf7ab6f6c7ec
Unclassified
Malware
No 3.1.0.312 3.1 Czech Republic N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 May 2008 at 4:23 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 PCTools Executable afe73aedc61ee6ed
fd39b78a2937fa6e
457114de
98174f00834dc8a1
27cda55ed3960ac5
No 3.2.1.359 3.1 Internal Submission
2 PC Tools Research Pty Ltd Executable eca43dde4cc74d20
14052f22e4066477
753dc46e
a0a4bfb34dac7deb
bd03325cc5246e3d
No 4.0.0.2602 3.6 United States
3 PC Tools Research Pty Ltd Executable eca43dde4cc74d20
14052f22e4066477
753dc46e
a0a4bfb34dac7deb
bd03325cc5246e3d
No 4.0.0.2602 3.6 Canada
4 PCTools Executable 7fc299d65b510500
bda457949f6c09c8
e28e3f00
78fa04249ed255b6
6c346b6df7cb32e4
No 3.0.0.288 3.0 United States
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  • 32 items per page
 
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