How to Remove “advchk.exe”

What is advchk.exe?

advchk.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Norton Antivirus Advanced Tools Integrity Checker. It belongs to Norton Antivirus and was developed by Symantec Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as advchk.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with advchk.exe malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 31 March 2011 at 10:06 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable feb64ce6b1126db5
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9fe8b747
40d0663a60b68c1c
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Win32.Neshta
.A
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 28 June 2008 at 7:25 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable d10f772870adbfbd
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N/A No 8.00.61 8.00.61 Pakistan
2 Symantec Corporation Executable aa56e29e9bd5398c
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d1a4649e
62b992ae61e3b054
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Yes 8.00.61 8.00.61 Internal Submission
3 Symantec Corporation Executable aa56e29e9bd5398c
9ab5e51e49127c58
d1a4649e
62b992ae61e3b054
f8efe65fd4ce9392
Yes 8.00.61 8.00.61 Internal Submission
4 Symantec Corporation Executable d1617e64eb0801bf
8ee3ef16cc27f788
a8806b92
5da7a448ca0075f0
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Yes 8.00.61 8.00.61 Internal Submission
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