How to Remove “acsr.exe”

What is acsr.exe?

acsr.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as App Compact Search and Replace. It belongs to Windows Operating System, developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • acsr.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 acsr.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:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove acsr.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 acsr.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 18 November 2010 at 2:29 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable a8dee16108867270
5f1b2fb446a4a7fd
6a8ade9e
67e93f55950b2776
b8f98a8e37f1634c
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 China N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0c6b1c9749aa3cca
adefa1cf2ce44ac5
bc9cfe9f
6effc37be784714b
15eb15528b0c4102
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 China N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 05b8a2c22ef904a3
25876bbbfbaeb51a
62288028
7c238fdaeea6485b
5c4fbdc62c3f69f2
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 India N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3fe80bb53ce6bf02
90669f21a81da2c9
4412120d
2a7fa602bc382ded
2e91131cdfe79f16
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 China N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 October 2009 at 5:21 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 10c78d8872a03f26
da495444210c9f19
ae9acef0
d50afa15b53c02eb
ed6a1471523174ac
No 5.00.2158.
1
5.00.2158.
1
Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7c90754e36cf7699
e2dc202b0a926487
f1a9cf27
1ff91e52da7511c6
a932eb2b81b7bcff
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Internal Submission
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3c601f613aa9560c
b4c9d213615c9acf
d867361c
4630039ff56401f8
59bf1e232b2cc37e
No 6.0.6002.1
8005
(lh_sp2rtm
.090410-18
30)
6.0.6002.1
8005
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 127abbb7eacf0600
0ee5b0f8d4067b29
c13ae068
a9ff7df3d22656dd
bce587fb6bc83436
No 5.2.3790.0
(srv03_rtm
.030324-20
48)
5.2.3790.0 Internal Submission
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