How to Remove “afwin.dll”

What is afwin.dll?

The file named afwin.dll is developed by Intuit Incorporation. The program is digitally signed and verified. It is considered to be clean and has a threat level of 1. The signed file receives security patches and updates from the developer to keep it safe from malware attacks. It may not harm the system except in rare cases.

afwin.dll is located in c:\windows\system32. The total size of the program is 381.3 kilobytes. The latest version of the file available is 1.0.0. The file is a non-system process and will not affect the operating system. It can be disabled anytime without issues and will not affect the overall performance of the computer.

Affected Platform: Windows XP,Vista,7

How to check if your computer is infected with afwin.dll malware?

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with afwin.dll malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • afwin.dll file is taking more of your CPU memory
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the afwin.dll and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with afwin.dll malware.

How to remove afwin.dll malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing afwin.dll file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove afwin.dll malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
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File
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Product
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 November 2008 at 3:58 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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1 Intuit Inc. Executable 09d0087633a215aa
8be4f4cb5a827a3f
dc89e5d3
1c63ef32be191df5
0c1edb1721f07d5a
Yes 18.1.1.29 18.1.1.29 United States
2 Intuit Inc. Executable 3610a5b069f5aac9
7ad03146361cb3ca
1c295571
7ee97a8bf5af5db1
68148a9a6c65f19b
No 18.1.1.29 18.1.1.29 United States
3 Intuit Inc. Executable 02704b6fd0085354
befb01f0cb9de834
c66f87ed
8829c5b7c0d0a7d4
f37862f0df8f386c
Yes 18.1.1.29 18.1.1.29 United States
4 Intuit Inc. Executable 98c5967b0a70229d
800640c83f4d024c
e3d32356
cd6de719041a5837
63e177a2993936a2
Yes 18.1.1.29 18.1.1.29 Internal Submission
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