How to Remove “swriter.exe”

What is swriter.exe?

swriter.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as OpenOffice.org Writer. It belongs to OpenOffice.org Writer, developed by OpenOffice.org. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as swriter.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with swriter.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with swriter.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • swriter.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 swriter.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:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 08 October 2011 at 12:15 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 OpenOffice.org Executable df0e5b0d5fa70a19
bacefcf27139619d
0188610e
772b7e6ae77cd80a
ea1eec0107c4409d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.02.9505 3.02.9505 Russian Federation N/A
2 OpenOffice.org Executable fa1fcba1c690b23c
502f341973fd862b
f0fb8d8e
bc1055bf49fafcf2
939969597f9e9495
Virus.Win32.
Sality.Q
No 3.04.9590 3.04.9590 Romania N/A
3 Apache Software Foundation Executable df7f6f61f7188640
9d573d3e3ec91969
34a362e6
4ad54054bd5bb15b
31fab2902a3fbdf9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.00.9774 4.00.9774 India N/A
4 N/A Executable fb3291ca6537504a
28075af3dd79a394
29d9c006
028451ad28689106
bae936a9e9c98e52
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A France N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
56

Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 August 2008 at 6:50 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 OpenOffice.org Executable a169c0cb28730d1a
8d6941a5e326a48d
8b2d4308
43c8b44e46e6a986
a41edf7446fd6c4b
No 3.04.9590 3.04.9590 India
2 OpenOffice.org Executable e7a3203ca8c65928
ba7ede9d1e9027c5
4c73e4bf
a09c38ae085d543d
2b9ea444adc15e06
No 3.05.9611 3.05.9611 10.224.1.65/32
3 The Document Foundation Executable 352ba760d3320134
9aa462fc796c8df0
b19cfa50
0110116efcb93a69
25259d651b86c819
No 3.04.302 3.04.302 10.224.1.59/32
4 OpenOffice.org Executable dbfe2a2d45cbe1b3
d4a53982fd05b1af
77cee94b
c850ca110cb79885
1bfd47f60e8b4b2d
No 3.04.9593 3.04.9593 10.224.1.65/32
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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