How to Remove “ACStart.exe”

What is ACStart.exe?

ACStart.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by ArcSoft Inc. This process is known as AcroSoft Connect Restart and it belongs to AcroSoft Connect Restart product. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of ACStart.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by ACStart.exe ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.


To further establish the infection of malware, 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 ACStart.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from ACStart.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the ACStart.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo 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: Restart your PC.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with ACStart.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 July 2010 at 9:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 ArcSoft Inc. Executable 9f85d350df65aacd
2d49ba16134ad226
afca81cc
cd253b5b4538c036
62648d41d588cde9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.45 1.1.0.45 Mongolia N/A
2 ArcSoft Inc. Executable e55502a4f707d8e5
cdb37e1da9717421
dac38c5d
abc8c8481b64549b
ca84cfd591d50245
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.45 1.1.0.45 India N/A
3 ArcSoft Inc. Executable ad127fdb5849f16c
e24094aa58f16135
be9fb9aa
9e67a1f68421feff
197d278fe1fbed54
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.8 1.1.0.8 Canada N/A
4 ArcSoft Inc. Executable 71e2c193ada9cfd4
2aa7bced273769f7
ec3b99bb
0eb1c3cabbec70b2
037ca7a761a39f35
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.1.0.45 1.1.0.45 Philippines N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 June 2008 at 10:00 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ArcSoft Inc. Executable cb5b5fe584e5312b
589f4df9aa5bfc45
f14e4981
a8500843ede5f4fc
ffeb5a9d8e82117c
Yes 1.1.0.43 1.1.0.43 Internal Submission
2 ArcSoft Executable 3f968c2daa70ad9f
3e97bea8b6377883
741a46f3
N/A Yes 1.0.0.36 1.0.0.36 India
3 ArcSoft Executable 3f968c2daa70ad9f
3e97bea8b6377883
741a46f3
N/A Yes 1.0.0.36 1.0.0.36 10.224.1.58/32
4 ArcSoft Inc. Executable ac7c2f1b8f579b17
885b45bd6e5ee52a
b31e4a98
d58d8f31ad207835
6051ed58ce47295a
Yes 1.1.0.45 1.1.0.45 Internal Submission
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