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 4341585be14e440a
018b992e42e9eb44
b0a6d33e
N/A No 009711 5.4 Sweden
3 DataDirect Technologies Executable 69fab58ec3cca9f9
1541696ab714bab4
ae724544
540c8669aea7b810
a2978c4bcdfbd458
No 0097 5.4 Internal Submission
4 DataDirect Technologies Executable f0b9afcb18f83cc0
27ae6ecc75f83a21
96752714
e4c5d96fb839bcdb
06ae2fa490bc7132
No 0143 6.0 Internal Submission
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