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 27008b4b4a713594
5de45056b5c16934
f88217c2
0901d1791c18123e
0e950d3ca37adc1d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.02.9476 3.02.9476 Indonesia N/A
3 The Document Foundation Executable ccf3810cf5716d32
19e348b8e1047924
8ffb2995
60d345c7170df59e
ae798429cd0a4a7a
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 3.04.402 3.04.402 Italy N/A
4 N/A Executable f8a8bc2c8298ab2a
1a4e12125b181b33
4702a5f7
b6654f6f8c358bd2
54dd86c4e3a06ff8
TrojWare.Win
32.Pincav.Ge
n
No N/A N/A Philippines N/A
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61

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 The Document Foundation Executable 352ba760d3320134
9aa462fc796c8df0
b19cfa50
0110116efcb93a69
25259d651b86c819
No 3.04.302 3.04.302 10.224.1.59/32
2 The Document Foundation Executable 352ba760d3320134
9aa462fc796c8df0
b19cfa50
0110116efcb93a69
25259d651b86c819
No 3.04.302 3.04.302 Japan
3 N/A Executable b21f3d50cd4102d2
9556747e7681284d
94d396d4
83764bb1d853707b
2eed7e3617a76459
No N/A N/A France
4 The Document Foundation Executable 2e702887f4b938de
a88fdcc02e847153
291231f6
5936e368274b6952
fba4d4e4f90ae452
No 3.5.0.13 3.5.0.13 10.224.1.65/32
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