How to Remove “afsinst.exe”

What is afsinst.exe?

Originally developed by Oak Technologies, Inc., afsinst.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as afsinst.exe. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

  • afsinst.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 afsinst.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove afsinst.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: 20 October 2010 at 2:24 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 296eb804451949ba
e2117ca009a2a236
b271345a
0db2902208b0e744
ee42b8ba7ba8f3a1
Packed.Win32
.MUPX.Gen
No N/A N/A United States N/A
2 Oak Technology, Inc. Executable 02e8e7fa1156ae7d
d1c5320fd7776d0e
9fa29493
70c89d8a56292c1c
8c08cf7435315a24
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.O
No 1.0.5.2 1.0.5.0 Finland N/A
3 Oak Technology, Inc. Executable f6612409c94f9f3c
a3f0d89ad3f69549
c27abe60
6e96fb3c42c557d1
b730d9bc4c28b028
Virus.Win32.
Sality.AE
No 1.0.5.2 1.0.5.0 Poland N/A
4 Oak Technology, Inc. Executable 8efb65b866c34c4b
70ff9aa005302e0f
2adf9c78
c3ce4987157890fb
ed215ff88d98de9a
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 1.0.5.2 1.0.5.0 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 January 2009 at 10:56 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Oak Technology, Inc. Executable c0f24da99317b6cd
16e434ecb599c720
bb17829f
50d47b686b50edc5
82ae98e8df5f2bca
No 1.0.4.10 1.0.0.0 United Kingdom
2 Oak Technology, Inc. Executable 52034a63be5e2907
800ca0f9449368b5
3f619732
7d5dc535e820c3f0
3c382a0be17c8009
No 1.0.4.20 1.0.4.20 United States
3 Oak Technology, Inc. Executable 8766c1943a2982f5
fc96466d2cedfa17
b476a7ba
7334ceb0ef760fe3
eb6ca451009f97a4
Yes 1.0.5.2 1.0.5.0 10.100.19.9/32
4 Oak Technology, Inc. Executable cb3b8efeabb5333e
f238f74e978936b8
b9a4f52d
df66bfd677ac75c3
faf380ac77bb77ff
No 1.0.4.16 1.0.0.0 United States
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