How to get rid of the sofatnet VirusSometimes the sofatnet file may cloak a virus. If your anti-virus software does not detect a virus, try using a supplementary free Anti-Malware scanner.
Other problems with sofatnet.exe
The sofatnet.exe process is also known as Sigma Designs PCM Swap Filte and is a part of Swap Filte. This software is produced by Sigma Designs In (www.sigmadesigns.com). An obsolete or defective version of sofatnet.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Sigma Designs PCM Swap Filte has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Sigma Designs PCM Swap Filte has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- sofatnet.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module sofatnet.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about sofatnet.exe Sigma Designs PCM Swap Filte
sofatnet.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Sofatnet.exe is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 114,688 bytes (33% of all these files), 94,720 bytes, 95,744 bytes or, as the case may be, 114,176 bytes.
This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. This sofatnet program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Sofatnet.exe is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. For this reason, 70% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
Attention: If you find sofatnet.exe on your computer, please scan it with an anti-virus product. If your anti-virus software does not recognize it as being harmful, then please make sure that you have the latest update of the signature file, or check the file online. For this option, you may want to use Security Task Manager. Here, click on the process with the right mouse button and send the file to an online virus scanner.
What do other computer users say about sofatnet?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Swap Filte
To remove Sigma Designs PCM Swap Filte from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Swap Filte in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if sofatnet.exe (Sigma Designs PCM Swap Filte) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Sigma Designs PCM Swap Filte. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Sigma Designs PCM Swap Filte or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or sofatnet.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.
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