How to Remove “Advisor.exe”

What is Advisor.exe?

Advisor.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Norton Internet Advisor Manager. It is associated with Norton Internet Security 2003 and developed by Symantec. It is located in C:\Program files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as Advisor.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with Advisor.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with Advisor.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Advisor.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible Advisor.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program files  perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove Advisor.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 November 2012 at 4:46 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Belarc, Inc. Executable c5952b1681e71912
39c21d205222c38d
0b0ab7a8
76a046af935c3399
565f2585be952e1f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.2.1.3 N/A Poland N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 1111f26230297cee
8b8d8ab35a6662af
77953c96
a182a44c70abdebf
b26bcbe5f77f2fdc
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 3.0.0.27 3.0.0 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 June 2008 at 10:51 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Hewlett-Packard Executable 0911b8da1e2e7468
bfc0b6ee19e814dc
f635b4a1
ef80180ff4275171
af55381823ff2615
Yes 1.2.2813.0 1.2.2813.0 Netherlands
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 92436c378034a53f
3d4b08d72ae47180
db160adb
ece1e9262a2012d4
81aa73f5e44fd637
No 2.2.5.1678 2.2.5.1678 United States
3 Belarc, Inc. Executable b8047c7fbeaf366b
254c8c47bc6f76d4
ad3964fa
N/A Yes 7.2.14.0 N/A United Kingdom
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 72576ea4558c4326
8ecabdb9902a78a1
4efd1385
c98185617476acef
ec4f66fda4189e04
Yes 3.1.0.5 3.1.0 United States
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