How to Remove “adaway.exe”

What is adaway.exe?

adaway.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Adware Away. It belongs to Adware Away and was developed by FlyYaNet Technologies, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as adaway.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with adaway.exe malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 February 2011 at 11:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 AdwareAway.com Executable 73a62964ef9d6d58
65981a851aa0fef7
a1a2b374
024c67405575557e
7122039e3d7c3091
Unclassified
Malware
No 3.1.3 3.1.3 Russian Federation N/A
2 AdwareAway.com Executable 73a62964ef9d6d58
65981a851aa0fef7
a1a2b374
024c67405575557e
7122039e3d7c3091
Unclassified
Malware
No 3.1.3 3.1.3 Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 October 2010 at 7:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Non-executable 7ecc8389603af5ef
be139d124bbc8e13
52569b15
e4513994572550b0
948be65d20d239a6
No N/A N/A 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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