How to Remove “astest.exe”

What is astest.exe?

Originally developed by Panda Software, astest.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as ASTest.exe. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove astest.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

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 July 2009 at 9:14 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
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Version
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Version
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1 Panda Software Executable e1cb96945f6e31d6
07d5bde60c8a9ecb
374e4070
3e21778872766596
9d912f8e35a95802
No 4, 2, 0, 0 4, 2, 0, 0 Internal Submission
2 N/A Executable acc1a468717aba57
0fa178c6f72c9a01
f3a3152f
3470af9d2744283a
4a754d58816790c7
No N/A N/A Internal Submission
3 N/A Executable f16a1bd949519f45
265fe64ba8fc7079
922b1a44
5bcf79b69b46dfe1
9a24a6c426a5cfa7
No N/A N/A Canada
4 Panda Software Executable 19a3e174e8c4c2b9
72a260c22f4d1ba2
ccf99c13
f8ae9d2bfb5719ee
02c7e3bfbf18dca4
Yes 4, 2, 0, 0 4, 2, 0, 0 Internal Submission
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