How to Remove “adsubaware.exe”

What is adsubaware.exe?

Originally developed by Autodesk, Inc., adsubaware.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Subsciption Awareness Utility and it belongs to Subsciption Awareness Utility. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

adsubaware.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after adsubaware.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by adsubaware.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • adsubaware.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove adsubaware.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove adsubaware.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

  1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.
  2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use.

Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

  1. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

  1. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 May 2010 at 6:27 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Autodesk, Inc. Executable 3cb58bee81e7b415
480b9255f7945b91
4c30380f
132cfa9aef78d974
45e4f5630e4fadbc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2.0.0.4 2.0.0.4 India N/A
2 Autodesk, Inc. Executable f2b25fd3ebe66927
91fbe87e6a148985
d8bb5674
07f8c4a4fb2d8931
bd760f59b96a08f9
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 3.0.0.1 3.0.0.1 Turkey N/A
3 Autodesk, Inc. Executable 341c69dee907b2e3
b3feedb3e4a13394
01157a16
45d91e917d90fd0c
13a0ee64a6b370cc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.0.0.1 3.0.0.1 Brazil N/A
4 Autodesk, Inc. Executable f99bab3fd5a735a9
e7d9f40d77fa0e82
6ecd4119
1cc97d996b4585cb
7d4b4e50b321a090
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 3.0.0.1 3.0.0.1 United Arab Emirates N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 September 2009 at 7:13 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Autodesk, Inc. Executable e04573ddbface939
ef08ba1e4052b655
4c9f2ecd
e93afce73b0f1e4b
3b39101cf1b655a1
Yes 3.0.0.1 3.0.0.1 Mexico
2 Autodesk, Inc. Executable 2a5d52097120df51
8287e02cf09517f9
2de1e365
bd080b9977c5b174
c17b40d6820f462f
Yes 3.0.0.1 3.0.0.1 10.224.1.29/32
3 Autodesk, Inc. Executable 5ce0fb5309b725fc
d94665ad26a0f4b5
4746e7d1
65008d9fd1659917
c35808b720788018
Yes 3.0.0.1 3.0.0.1 Russian Federation
4 Autodesk, Inc. Executable e8fbe9320a2b3efc
7323f262d84fed92
62cb550b
b577a8f10e5b1b5d
79865b3638df33b1
Yes 2.0.0.4 2.0.0.4 Internal Submission
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