How to Remove “ashcmd.exe”

What is ashcmd.exe?

ashcmd.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as avast! Command Line. 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 ashcmd.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 24 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 AVAST Software Executable 29430e9eaba29997
7232cadfe5521a2c
640bfa59
2354a5f8d36f4cbe
74df6943f9ebff99
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5, 0, 594,
0
5, 0, 0, 0 India N/A
2 ALWIL Software Executable e8f26594b5882ac1
9231d582413fc64a
78858ce1
4c988db0f9bee585
e29d7ce2981366b7
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4, 7,
1098, 0
4, 7, 0, 0 Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2008 at 1:32 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 AVAST Software Executable 855fa0c8fd1a1a2a
cd95823ca0464ebe
85d05fcb
33f4cd3b591897ac
2ac9a68f2ce290f9
Yes 5, 1, 889,
0
5, 1, 0, 0 Internal Submission
2 ALWIL Software Executable aea0e8139c8ccd4e
6abef5ea63ddbb5b
f471bf8a
3f648b242b34ca35
a336c6eb978bc0a7
Yes 4, 8,
1356, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Netherlands
3 AVAST Software Executable bcc4f2288ae6690d
d5f590b347dfbd40
5a062154
a9ba9d3d0c5195c8
e8710d755ce0a2fe
Yes 12.3.3154.
0
12.3.3154.
0
10.224.1.60/32
4 ALWIL Software Executable aea0e8139c8ccd4e
6abef5ea63ddbb5b
f471bf8a
3f648b242b34ca35
a336c6eb978bc0a7
Yes 4, 8,
1356, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Taiwan
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  • 32 items per page
 
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