How to Remove “alertast.exe”

What is alertast.exe?

alertast.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Symantec Client Firewall. It belongs to Symantec Client Firewall and was developed by Symantec Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as alertast.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • alertast.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 alertast.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 alertast.exe malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 October 2010 at 12:25 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable e164131390b959f9
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6a4d5d5b
fb87a32a535eafe9
fee43be922ac28f3
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.0.0.64 8.0 Ukraine N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 2c1ca65d2bc42e63
3467ef9211bdac03
f7395438
3186fcd81d120e14
a8b9ff7222b732ac
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 8.0.0.64 8.0 Bulgaria N/A
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 8d9aafb483a1b86d
898a44c6c2942061
fd39fdf7
bd58c5e57345ae83
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EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes 8.0.0.64 8.0 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 July 2008 at 7:39 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable cc1a6b066107159a
a9635d7a43b96a86
6fea493a
4519964a9b606cb1
9914aba8228e07da
Yes 9.0.3.4 9.0 Russian Federation
2 Symantec Corporation Executable 3f79f9e3cd91d83b
95d1e0f18c958758
362b4407
03c4ace136b5a323
3c9957e6dd1477c8
Yes 8.0.5.14 8.0 Internal Submission
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 8c7ad5c82eec5fa1
985a7ce42e5e906b
00e55ef6
4493adfd48f2db34
2ecf3ef134d1c16c
Yes 8.5.0.113 8.5 Internal Submission
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 109788847c0f4e17
7b5702011f61c912
0a45bb92
a7b3c76712339498
078efa3809347205
Yes 8.7.4.205 8.7 Ukraine
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