How to Remove “Ad-Watch.exe”

What is Ad-Watch.exe?

Ad-Watch.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Ad-Aware. It is associated with Ad-Watch System Protector. You can locate the file in C:\Program files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after Ad-Watch.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with Ad-Watch.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with Ad-Watch.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the Ad-Watch.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove Ad-Watch.exe  malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incoporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using Ad-Watch.exe, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove Ad-Watch.exe  malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 August 2008 at 8:31 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Lavasoft Sweden Executable fc2aa99e04d9a2f0
93f92657f7ca41c3
79f711f0
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 3.1.2.17 3.2 Israel N/A
2 Lavasoft Sweden Executable 213ced3aba10921b
188c6dcb84b519fd
8f12608a
f469dd1f52680ba8
075d7b2dbe86d679
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.1.2.17 3.2 Israel N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 11:55 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Lavasoft Sweden Executable ecbcde51aa047049
327109a3bfdd17e0
92e09001
107af2de3af10d6d
09c1b36fe9ef9156
No 3.1.2.17 3.2 Taiwan
2 Lavasoft Sweden Executable 67bec223b4518bf8
4b033a9fae777735
ec1fbb70
ed7f4140bc9f0578
1355c2a36d0ad37c
No 3.1.2.17 3.2 Internal Submission
3 Lavasoft Sweden Executable ecbcde51aa047049
327109a3bfdd17e0
92e09001
107af2de3af10d6d
09c1b36fe9ef9156
No 3.1.2.17 3.2 United Kingdom
4 Lavasoft Sweden Executable c6c3c3c16b0c9079
e1011e8ef1e9637c
60bdd01b
N/A No 3.1.2.17 3.2 Russian Federation
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