How to Remove “AskInstallChecker.exe”

What is askinstallchecker.exe?

askinstallchecker.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Install Checker. It belongs to Install Checker product and was developed by Ask.com. It is commonly stored in C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\askinstallchecker.exe. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as askinstallchecker.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with askinstallchecker.exe 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 askinstallchecker.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • askinstallchecker.exe 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 askinstallchecker.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\askinstallchecker.exe,  then it is likely that the system is affected with askinstallchecker.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing askinstallchecker.exe 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 askinstallchecker.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 February 2012 at 2:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Ask.com Executable f3b8cf510e09ed6f
0c60c7ca69ba65e5
4e4ed8e8
ee0f1198af414d90
cb24677f67eb8aff
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.5.0.0 1.5.0.0 Vietnam N/A
2 Ask.com Executable ba1d6170e61fc102
e027c3bf21d438c1
0b34406e
e3da8e837b1ecc35
d281be83b4a1edaa
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 1.5.0.0 1.5.0.0 Russian Federation N/A
3 Ask.com Executable 607ca1b11b73f9c5
bf616d21871d133b
55187428
d89f12da3aa8a7b9
e22c290cecfb0192
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.5.0.0 1.5.0.0 India N/A
4 Ask.com Executable 38699053494b22c9
c4265c67d43907d6
f0867ec0
3bc6159921976358
8b9e60a1912d0fd7
Virus.Win32.
Expiro.nw
No 1,3,0,0 1,3,0,0 37.204.139.89/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 January 2009 at 2:37 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Ask.com Executable 5503825b4a601767
7d483274732583ba
2d85afda
327c5f9637857df3
e03627e99e3fc45a
Yes 1,3,0,0 1,3,0,0 Internal Submission
2 Ask.com Executable f5cec54c9aac5916
7ba95ec8077438be
381fba3d
8f9b5f4f87207be1
cf810ddc95124f92
Yes 1.5.0.0 1.5.0.0 10.224.5.32/32
3 Ask.com Executable 6daf776e124b4cba
50f8d3916406d85a
60f370eb
4d309406b3db9a2b
a90bd7dc81a6be12
Yes 1,1,0,0 1,1,0,0 Hungary
4 Ask.com Executable cf3409636d4bf27c
8a6bc7e301976962
b47e2b85
90c090566a5d78c0
e1d1b3a1cb108bce
Yes 1.4.1.0 1.4.1.0 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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