How to Remove “AWC.exe”

What is awc.exe?

Originally developed by IObit, awc.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Advanced System Care and it belongs to Advanced System Care software. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
awc.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after awc.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove awc.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: 09 November 2011 at 12:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 IObit Executable 677a4219b7d1191e
cb2ece673cc16636
3528d440
8ddbb6635d24f550
ba18ead34e05df45
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Delf.~E
O
No 2.9.0.979 2.9.0.0 Internal Submission N/A
2 Setup Executable 0b55e56a6add6b4d
d4ceff475a0018a2
03d02a5a
8300c91b40229b42
301aebc6d8859907
Application.
Win32.Agent.
~AVL
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable 2dd0099b28eb8f1e
1eafea543fa562b4
60dcaa87
e6f3b61cf3f25d97
0fbf1f5d16b65f94
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
4 N/A Executable e24b4cc99746c2ee
4f0670c9bf0ee585
8e1738b9
c2f76b2a4784ce0f
8b5d1fbb149de768
ApplicUnwnt No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 June 2008 at 9:42 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable d02d3c30d1cd0b59
b8e5e42ce5e3413d
5cb88eb5
5c4e25e833e57af6
07c6ba0b91bda708
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 France
2 IObit Executable c07ebb2ee8cae876
7180c2ac404f0f1e
e822aa40
91728ccddfbe67d0
04017f87465cb9d7
Yes 3.7.0.721 3.7.0.0 United States
3 IObit Executable b134193b0f5e81a3
4e330646c14b3db1
a5abf394
d3ad3656f129189f
9978844aafba86da
Yes 3.3.0.646 3.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 IObit Executable c07ebb2ee8cae876
7180c2ac404f0f1e
e822aa40
91728ccddfbe67d0
04017f87465cb9d7
Yes 3.7.0.721 3.7.0.0 177.96.24.27/32
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