How to Remove “askw.exe”

What is askw.exe?

Originally developed by Softexe.com CIT AdaSoft, askw.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as askw.exe and it belongs to AS Keywords Generator. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove askw.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.

3. 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.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 01 October 2011 at 4:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 1d3eddcc3843ed8f
fd526220aa08b0c6
32ad616e
e73a56b6d1ca9458
e56c7bf581f27520
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 September 2008 at 3:10 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 461a2947968261f8
9b4fc3fb3e3b2120
8405c9de
4415958109a8439b
6e99d1081aa4845c
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable b3e0d3d3aeface18
de6290a74a90f29d
681cf787
d32bb002ec94cfc2
7580132ddcedbbd2
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable b4cb842c1028eee4
cb1c4a9def527c74
5f640701
bb416cbb2b0b55fa
4a86d37fe4094bd4
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
4 N/A Non-executable 4d8be2a098a17775
c17d7813e9e74ede
0fe7a5f4
f71a00e2f2108b9d
1ba7b3bc80a4cd04
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
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