How to Remove “ashserv.exe”

What is ashserv.exe?

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

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove ashserv.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: 24 December 2009 at 7:23 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 0ec2155fce92dbb2
cf10bee2a23dd9be
5858170e
28c48ce31026c8b0
eb86f413f2854d45
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
2 ALWIL Software Executable 14bc55aa8ecb198d
2b9f97474bd31050
204f4018
4294fda2d17ca8e4
995ae9f3977f3953
Win32.Kashu.
B
No 4, 8,
1335, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Russian Federation N/A
3 N/A Executable 6cf28c3156c3bd85
3894885088fd0827
6b77c26c
d96e340ab5b80b35
f5ac64c24e335ce1
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 59ef443c8b674cec
f97baf920c06dd3c
83635c68
ee231ccd868f7b78
313585f2f95fea5d
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4, 7, 844,
0
4, 7, 0, 0 197.251.162.173/32 N/A
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39

Safe Entries

First Seen: 10 July 2008 at 11:19 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 ALWIL Software Executable 871b5df71a29988f
dae4644605ca2dda
f8c52651
58e57d723bd43704
9f74408016e1735d
Yes 4, 8,
1227, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Internal Submission
2 ALWIL Software Executable 38efc4e5adbb8d36
bc51466f58e2c316
50bf5d7f
0aaf6b848185899c
f76ae04e62eab3d2
Yes 4, 8,
1367, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Internal Submission
3 ALWIL Software Executable 38efc4e5adbb8d36
bc51466f58e2c316
50bf5d7f
0aaf6b848185899c
f76ae04e62eab3d2
Yes 4, 8,
1367, 0
4, 8, 0, 0 Australia
4 N/A Executable c39eb68f1b47181e
6bc244fe553fd3eb
f16e8283
c8c0aee5d0585457
ff6e318e8bb9289d
No 4, 6, 739,
0
4, 6, 0, 0 Romania
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  • 32 items per page
 
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