How to Remove “advtstub.exe”

What is advtstub.exe?

advtstub.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Advtstub.exe. It belongs to Microsoft Visual Studio, 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 advtstub.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • advtstub.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 advtstub.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 advtstub.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 advtstub.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 January 2010 at 3:02 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 6c5b3738aa9ab344
443e49125bda98d7
5f92b92c
3481df56ba71d22e
b59cb46ef4f42cd8
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes N/A N/A Bangladesh N/A
2 N/A Executable 265f10998eda9fbf
6b5ffd8755828229
347f00a8
73c2f29e10a45301
e435a3623b230df1
Virus.Win32.
Nimnul.C
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.51/32 N/A
3 N/A Executable 2e10d2e3b0fa3dd9
1f09cdcec7c5d18e
5e1f671b
d624c9790cb1b5bd
8326a1b14da4ce33
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Vietnam N/A
4 N/A Executable 356faf6362fa3b69
1830c636ebf6b235
1962e625
2af01521a620372e
59db4abe84a509ac
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 June 2008 at 12:09 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable db92e0a1cbd23ce9
0030fc2807b3e31c
de82902f
ff014511bfb035e7
183093a6a50c3065
No N/A N/A India
2 N/A Executable fe27fbeff47da514
838c5823fa810f69
a8e1c63f
abb03c712115faf9
db9f447a81ba1cfb
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable 9fce597634847709
13d37f0567b82da0
dbdacd00
N/A No N/A N/A Italy
4 N/A Executable fe27fbeff47da514
838c5823fa810f69
a8e1c63f
abb03c712115faf9
db9f447a81ba1cfb
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.115/32
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