How to Remove “ashpopwz.exe”

What is ashpopwz.exe?

Originally developed by ALWIL Software, ashpopwz.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as Avast Mail Protection Wizard and it belongs to Avast! Antivirus. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove ashpopwz.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: 23 December 2009 at 8:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 ALWIL Software Executable f8f0d85ea8159bde
9d64296a30a9cc7e
4a7e34a5
16a8571d7cc77a6c
fa0e805a0a3e6eed
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4, 7, 844,
0
4, 7, 0, 0 197.251.162.173/32 N/A
2 ALWIL Software Executable 8838e7cf534881bf
6124a6b2fa537f58
07d97368
f78f0555e78a2ef9
012fc1fb9ae6612f
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 4, 7,
1098, 0
4, 7, 0, 0 Brazil N/A
3 ALWIL Software Executable cc9bfea075012341
46e29f8234409c9f
6e950be5
56935080c695febf
fab5a9d79346222a
Win32.Kashu.
B
No 4, 8,
1335, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Russian Federation N/A
4 ALWIL Software Executable 93a12566b932a770
c4fb1cf4cfc1ef7e
1464a75b
82fde1801f3ac9eb
0b169cdeb629ba36
Virus.Win32.
Sality.d1
No 4, 8,
1169, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 26 July 2008 at 9:04 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ALWIL Software Executable 7efdf3aabf8776be
c71be057bec75b39
82da5457
eb529532b9e7e826
ba9d19dc21f6651c
Yes 4, 7, 936,
0
4, 7, 0, 0 Internal Submission
2 ALWIL Software Executable a022cad6caf2f359
1c9fae5120ab64cc
3df763f5
34549785648627cf
6e1dc23a813e724b
No 4, 7, 844,
0
4, 7, 0, 0 Internal Submission
3 ALWIL Software Executable d69d8510bfe5d782
bf2e88c37c8ef360
785d8a4f
f1d212092d51a088
b4131c1adf2fa048
No 4, 8,
1227, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Internal Submission
4 ALWIL Software Executable 98a348803b8e3901
03231024ac840a44
8349f281
c923f32f268f8016
b2de37b00cdbe343
Yes 4, 8,
1356, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Taiwan
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