How to Remove “AWCINIT.EXE”

What is AWCInit.exe?

Originally developed by  IObit, AWCInit.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Advanced SystemCare Init and it belongs to Advanced SystemCare Init software. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • AWCInit.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 AWCInit.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove AWCInit.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

First Seen: 26 September 2010 at 6:55 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 IObit Executable d2044f46c74a27d5
621811aedbc821a7
94c9e18b
dccb7a37d65ff9b6
f3f4d24afcd1cc3f
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 1.0.0.108 1.0.0.0 Hong Kong N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 June 2008 at 9:28 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 IObit Non-executable 7ccfa5d395b58e3e
d164a187f5a9c842
ac808680
d5335f86a4a6fa09
37728f80d30b4b49
Yes 1.0.0.91 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
2 IObit Executable 3aa0bd526af42012
a69a82b916d8635d
24430f11
e44abe8e1ebb70e9
6f2b3bcf2462ccc4
Yes 1.0.0.108 1.0.0.0 10.224.1.57/32
3 IObit Executable 3aa0bd526af42012
a69a82b916d8635d
24430f11
e44abe8e1ebb70e9
6f2b3bcf2462ccc4
Yes 1.0.0.108 1.0.0.0 Sweden
4 IObit Executable d2836638c3f41039
d1b62834239dc6dc
dc3b49cc
c63ad69cdf604535
9fbe0cfd3d1dfc5d
Yes 1.0.0.99 1.0.0.0 United Kingdom
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