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: 30 June 2011 at 9:42 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 022cc448dc22e597
5c21eb8874acb4c0
67a80d14
188c28762cb16b2b
19bbf606c3119a15
ApplicUnwnt Yes 1.8.1.0 1.8.1.0 United States N/A
3 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
4 Ask.com Executable 607ca1b11b73f9c5
bf616d21871d133b
55187428
d89f12da3aa8a7b9
e22c290cecfb0192
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.5.0.0 1.5.0.0 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 March 2009 at 10:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Ask.com Executable cf3409636d4bf27c
8a6bc7e301976962
b47e2b85
90c090566a5d78c0
e1d1b3a1cb108bce
Yes 1.4.1.0 1.4.1.0 Internal Submission
2 Ask.com Executable e1b764f415a27bfe
5ec629aae391292d
e156c06d
e1e8c2f3bf873217
eddb05cc6b9b621e
Yes 1.5.0.0 1.5.0.0 Internal Submission
3 Ask.com Executable da2b88f255c5f320
735b220a82b9dea3
3e3364b8
0cfe2496e19fc81f
5572dc2945008120
Yes 1.8.0.0 1.8.0.0 Internal Submission
4 Ask.com Executable e1b764f415a27bfe
5ec629aae391292d
e156c06d
e1e8c2f3bf873217
eddb05cc6b9b621e
Yes 1.5.0.0 1.5.0.0 10.224.1.116/32
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  • 32 items per page
 
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