How to Remove “AskSearchAsst.exe”

What is AskSearchAsst.exe?

AskSearchAsst.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Ask.com. This process is known as Ask Search Assistant and it belongs to Ask Search Assistant product. You can locate the file in C:\Documents and Settings. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after AskSearchAsst.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with AskSearchAsst.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 AskSearchAsst.exe file and open its location.

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

How to remove AskSearchAsst.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates 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 AskSearchAsst.exe malware using CCE, 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 AskSearchAsst.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

 

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Malware Entries

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 22 January 2010 at 11:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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1 Ask.com Executable 517e2757282999db
9cf823c2d7dedfa0
7342d5ad
28387db3bfa8ed7f
1ba742b02b0c09d8
Yes 1.1.1 N/A China
2 Ask.com Executable 517e2757282999db
9cf823c2d7dedfa0
7342d5ad
28387db3bfa8ed7f
1ba742b02b0c09d8
Yes 1.1.1 N/A United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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