How to Remove “swsoc.exe”

What is swsoc.exe?

Originally developed by StaDirect Technologies, swsoc.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as SataDirect SequeLink Server for ODBC Socket and it belongs to DataDirect SequeLink. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

swsoc.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after swsoc.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by swsoc.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • swsoc.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove swsoc.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove swsoc.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.
Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 31 July 2008 at 7:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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Version
Product
Version
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1 DataDirect Technologies Executable 02d4679bd53899e2
72649ed35e0e77e6
b8201d26
96226f97c55ab363
4692951de0e589c6
No 0081 5.3 Internal Submission
2 DataDirect Technologies Executable afc0d1173040e825
626cb4f94ce786a4
5eed7eb0
23a81228c43a73a2
cc967319a6509c4a
No 014327 6.0 10.0.17.146/32
3 DataDirect Technologies Executable 06a7a8e771fe3e08
edc6a0158066621d
b4654067
5d7397fa51cc0efb
04c509d1d1a5e7e1
No 014327 6.0 United Kingdom
4 DataDirect Technologies Executable 06a7a8e771fe3e08
edc6a0158066621d
b4654067
5d7397fa51cc0efb
04c509d1d1a5e7e1
No 014327 6.0 10.0.17.146/32
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