How to Remove “asr_pfu.exe”

 

What is asr_pfu.exe?

asr_pfu.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Automated System Recovery Protected Files Utility. It belongs to Windows Operating System and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Windows\System32.
Malware programmers write different types of malicious programs and name it as asr_pfu.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with asr_pfu.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 asr_pfu.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • asr_pfu.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 asr_pfu.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 asr_pfu.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing asr_pfu.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 asr_pfu.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 June 2008 at 12:44 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 4c0fd8f5af8fb1a6
d1690eecba264314
6000d8a0
0d2d522ea6525682
c053bdef435d701b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Egypt N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 98990cfbec16c14d
62ecfc236d4d0a56
9bad216a
a6e8b7e60c0b92d9
35be7c5d4415a511
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
156.220.126.105/32 N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable bf56a4f84e515e27
f10b4430770e25c5
d6fa9d8e
a138ec83b3634426
eed8595e3c33a2fd
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2111)
5.1.2600.5
512
Romania N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b82c0d5851e79242
1044f2e1dc8966d0
f8d37c63
ab2a6811f6454593
46f21a2a41a5095b
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
United States N/A
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44

Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 June 2008 at 2:48 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ddb5c4b4c7961c65
525b1cb855a7d75d
9a53d5e8
N/A No 5.1.2600.1
106
(xpsp1.020
828-1920)
5.1.2600.1
106
India
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9b87cad89c02f665
dce53effcac3a5ef
2c854fca
f3d7ba9d94a7c833
4c9e87a6f3f87d42
No 5.1.2600.1
106
(xpsp1.020
828-1920)
5.1.2600.1
106
10.100.130.247/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable fa76f928cafd095e
d9d35278ddcbce1e
b8ead14d
07b0e978939b04ad
6e69c1554fe214e3
No 5.1.2600.2
180
(xpsp_sp2_
rtm.040803
-2158)
5.1.2600.2
180
Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8e9a5189328a1411
1b4cb99b66ba0239
3865315a
N/A No 5.2.3790.3
959
(srv03_sp2
_rtm.07021
6-1710)
5.2.3790.3
959
Germany
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