How to Remove “ashavast.exe”

What is ashavast.exe?

ashavast.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Splash Screen for Avast. It belongs to Avast Antivirus and was developed by ALWIL software. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as ashavast.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • ashavast.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 ashavast.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 ashavast.exe malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 04 October 2008 at 10:20 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 ALWIL Software Executable 45573480ba6b8a3c
68275d56b7a2fe77
1e97e229
N/A Virus.Win32.
Virut.q
No 4, 7, 800,
0
4, 7, 0, 0 Australia N/A
2 ALWIL Software Executable 6c7b4579d49b28b6
df1422287935a82e
c72c8185
d281b53e86552864
793bdc897a04767f
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 4, 8,
1367, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 2:48 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ALWIL Software Executable fddfaa0da25bac8d
3c73cf9835adafa3
fca4f660
1220633d621b9e05
00d1797bbafe6302
Yes 4, 8,
1351, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 India
2 ALWIL Software Executable bdb9e05a9afc03bf
55af7dfbe9a49d7c
753db5ad
e6e0d3d276c2295d
0a4bd2a03ca11f47
Yes 4, 8,
1201, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Turkey
3 ALWIL Software Executable fddfaa0da25bac8d
3c73cf9835adafa3
fca4f660
1220633d621b9e05
00d1797bbafe6302
Yes 4, 8,
1351, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Internal Submission
4 ALWIL Software Executable 6a6d1797ac40a6dc
22c51d27765660da
90f7934b
e4ecbe41463e8771
61ce4e77e8ec8f9e
Yes 4, 8,
1296, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Brazil
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