How to Remove “assist.exe”

What is assist.exe?

assist.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Assist MFC Application. It is associated with Assist Application by Unknown. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as assist.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with assist.exe malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with assist.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • assist.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible assist.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 20 August 2015 at 11:13 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Mindspark Executable 94ac25618bef0882
424e0d80778f9331
0232d3b8
cc128b6ee63036e5
b6fcfcfbc26dd18a
Application.
Win32.MyWebS
earch.DBS
Yes 1.0.7.247 2.5.15.19 United States N/A
2 Mindspark Executable 4839d151a47cf5a8
dc43d99d666d0097
fa029e60
828de5be07e74bc1
d0ad6c9d147654f3
Application.
Win32.MyWebS
earch.DBS
Yes 1.0.7.262 2.5.15.30 China N/A
3 Mindspark Executable 91b244881ef35722
344eff2467c8d2ac
20aebb34
82f6e921f7c771d1
d06f3bbdf81dd0f8
Application.
Win32.MyWebS
earch.DBS
Yes 1.0.7.262 2.5.15.30 United States N/A
4 Mindspark Executable d03b1fb08c41ded5
405e7caf6d95c394
5dad4959
66406442a3cde330
e39402d85e0585c0
Application.
Win32.MyWebS
earch.R
Yes 1.0.7.262 2.5.15.30 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 29 August 2012 at 9:31 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 25edaea6e0debe47
fb4a197961ffd058
a29b92e2
941adee7e649d2fd
8e16e0c67dc3abe6
Yes N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable f7c496d2e191f7f3
d98e90479e8a2ec9
16b865e0
e89cf2aef384a978
e63202f01dcc05d6
Yes N/A N/A United States
3 Intuit Inc. Executable c1e17c5bcb9bc607
47d1aa484610801d
3d6371e5
e4213f8be3a6f824
5575f0e0d8eb472c
Yes 3, 1, 0,
11
3, 1, 0,
11
United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable c40f2357263e26f4
2fa84e4f503e3ef0
fa7fe922
441ff210c07cd25a
3fc4c902c67613e9
Yes 5.1.2600.5
512
(xpsp.0804
13-2105)
5.1.2600.5
512
United States
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