How to Remove “ashchest.exe”

What is ashchest.exe?

ashchest.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as ashchest.exe. It belongs to Avast! Antivirus, developed by ALWIL Software. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as ashchest.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • ashchest.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 ashchest.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:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus.

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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 ashchest.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 May 2009 at 10:07 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 ALWIL Software Executable e1514bf71e71e6ac
23f225cd4bcb4dbf
e854b05c
cb97450ed3be64f7
fdbec464c2816579
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 8,
1335, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Palestinian Territory, Occupied N/A
2 ALWIL Software Executable fdddde535605f550
98b54e92dd952c7c
812343bb
73cfb23ecf76664c
78a39bea577a0b01
Worm.Win32.G
ael.A
No 4, 8,
1367, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Russian Federation N/A
3 ALWIL Software Executable 0b213d6de53ad895
707af03388b07578
21812ec9
127b91b37e20c462
3b9f2b92d5356c71
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 7,
1098, 0
4, 7, 0, 0 Brazil N/A
4 ALWIL Software Executable 5110dfaeceb7a5fd
dec11fe0a14a7d28
a07b2a08
7f095621d984887e
618ccda6a0fa4c32
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4, 7, 844,
0
4, 7, 0, 0 197.251.162.173/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 June 2008 at 10:26 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ALWIL Software Executable a478dd32b2167043
9aa6298bb593babd
17183387
34e6c608e21744bd
a2cfc5e89e293321
Yes 4, 8,
1335, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 United States
2 ALWIL Software Executable a478dd32b2167043
9aa6298bb593babd
17183387
34e6c608e21744bd
a2cfc5e89e293321
Yes 4, 8,
1335, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Spain
3 ALWIL Software Executable a478dd32b2167043
9aa6298bb593babd
17183387
34e6c608e21744bd
a2cfc5e89e293321
Yes 4, 8,
1335, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 United Kingdom
4 ALWIL Software Executable a478dd32b2167043
9aa6298bb593babd
17183387
34e6c608e21744bd
a2cfc5e89e293321
Yes 4, 8,
1335, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Portugal
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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