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 September 2012 at 2:47 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 71b0e469f0f97d06
e4b33f180c64afd7
ef536dfc
38b58be59d7a28d6
ec23d0c22fdb56f1
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 4, 7, 936,
0
4, 7, 0, 0 Russian Federation N/A
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48

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 c690d41d8ed857df
31ff0149cdcf1f4f
940dca72
4b15df7454d62a67
76028ea839d4bd83
Yes 4, 8,
1335, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Russian Federation
2 ALWIL Software Executable 9dcf5bcb4fb9f92f
9829f314826405e1
ff9c06f9
85e0ed1b6f9ea54a
7ad74df15297aee4
Yes 4, 8,
1351, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Greece
3 ALWIL Software Executable 9dcf5bcb4fb9f92f
9829f314826405e1
ff9c06f9
85e0ed1b6f9ea54a
7ad74df15297aee4
Yes 4, 8,
1351, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Italy
4 ALWIL Software Executable 9dcf5bcb4fb9f92f
9829f314826405e1
ff9c06f9
85e0ed1b6f9ea54a
7ad74df15297aee4
Yes 4, 8,
1351, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 France
Display 4 items per page
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  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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