Problem with a file called sodosicat.exe

  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit (build 1909)

    Problem with a file called sodosicat.exe

    Hi All,

    My system spec is:

    Intel I7 Eight Core Processor
    Gigabyte Z390 UD Motherboard
    16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 2666MHz RAM
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit Version 1909

    I wonder if anyone can help, I have a problem with a filed called sodosicat.exe which appears on my PC that Kaspersky Internet Security identifies as a problem and "disinfects" it, following which Google Chrome stops working. I have contacted Kaspersky and am not really getting anywhere with them. I have searched on the web for any information on this file and can't find anything. I did have the new version of Edge installed on my PC and have uninstalled it and gone back to the old version of Edge. I have now reinstalled Chrome browser and my PC is OK at present. I had this issue yesterday and uninstalled Chrome and then reinstalled Chrome and ended it with the same problem today. I suspect that I will have the same problem tomorrow, I have searched via File Explorer and can't find any trace of sodosicat at present on my PC.

    Does anyone know what this file is for, it appears to be required for Google chrome to work, but Kaspersky identifies it as a problem and disinfects it.

    Any help or ideas would be appreciated.

    Many thanks,

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  2. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 30,107
    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Hi, FWIW I have Chrome on my PC, no trace of that file.

    You could try using a free 3rd party search tool such as
    Everything by voidtools

    - install it, let it index the file and folder names on your drives (a few minutes).

    After that, search is 'find as you type'- much much faster than a non-indexed search with file explorer if that's what you were using.

    Could it be assocated with a Chrome extension? (But you reinstalled Chrome...).

    When Kaspersky flags that file, is there any way to get its path or properties?
    Last edited by dalchina; 26 Mar 2020 at 10:47.
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  3. 1PW's Avatar
    Posts : 183

    Hello @mastercare

    Upload the file to VirusTotal for an up-to-date file analysis. Then, post just the URL of the detection analysis in your next post to this topic.

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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Professional 64 bit (build 1909)
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    Shown below are the two files that Kaspersky blocked, I contacted Kaspersky re these files, but did not get a suitable response.

    As I mentioned in my previous post I had updated to the new Chromium version of Microsoft Edge, which I had subsequently deleted.

    Problem with a file called sodosicat.exe-kaspersky.jpg

    However, I kept getting the Command Line prompt shown above popping up for no apparent reason.

    I went to my C:\Program Files(x86)\Chromium\Update\ChromiumUpdate.exe and deleted this file and since then I have not experienced any further issue. I don’t know if this was definitely the cause of the problems, time will tell.

    Thank you for all your suggestions.

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