How to Remove “aspiinst.exe”

What is aspiinst.exe?

aspiinst.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as ASPI which is associated with Win95/WinNT Installer. It belongs to Adaptec ASPI Layer and was developed by Adaptec, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as aspiinst.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with aspiinst.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • aspiinst.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the aspiinst.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with aspiinst.exe malware.

How to remove aspiinst.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing aspiinst.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo 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: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove aspiinst.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 17 June 2012 at 3:36 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adaptec Executable edb380a1a505ed64
1f5f718e4c0dcccd
9767e8b0
ecfd3f94c22d6639
d174338a56f5f7f5
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.08 (032) 4.60
(1021)
United Arab Emirates N/A
2 Adaptec Executable 096c8b132d2f8010
00e1ce8a434f32fc
721d4b8e
1140641b73b1a216
151850f074a49f8e
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b1
No 1.08 (032) 4.60
(1021)
Saudi Arabia N/A
3 Adaptec Executable e16336c5545dce0a
787e82a75e131e4e
f33a66be
bd401baa9c2c4b67
1dff32c86e94625a
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b0
No 1.08 (032) 4.60
(1021)
176.16.15.19/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 July 2008 at 1:32 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adaptec Executable 1e7c8936db9f7c07
01c65f9a81ea57e7
6c867568
6821d9b4e865d061
3b160ce18ce642be
No 1.06 (024) 4.57
(1013)
Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable 6007e2b97d19199d
b51f5f95c99ec041
79dfca13
1094d113e10f7060
7000efac3c974761
No N/A N/A United States
3 N/A Executable 6007e2b97d19199d
b51f5f95c99ec041
79dfca13
1094d113e10f7060
7000efac3c974761
No N/A N/A 10.100.19.9/32
4 N/A Executable 6007e2b97d19199d
b51f5f95c99ec041
79dfca13
1094d113e10f7060
7000efac3c974761
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.146/32
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