How to Remove “avinstall.exe”

What is avinstall.exe?


avinstall.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as PC Tools Installer. It belongs to PC Tools Installer and was developed by PC Tools. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as avinstall.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with avinstall.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 avinstall.exe malware:
  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • avinstall.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 avinstall.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with avinstall.exe malware.

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

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

First Seen: 23 January 2012 at 6:05 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 614f8e9308d3f939
2b66f31a986cdb74
6d1ad8b1
4f209d4bbced3f81
92d36f63267cb573
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 1, 0, 0,
58
1, 0, 0,
58
Egypt N/A
2 N/A Executable bd919c2515880117
c81d395b4712c5ad
e78f55ea
483f5e0a27c5bbbf
7f694013e4410bdd
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
3 PC Tools Executable 24da4bf01691936a
438b2308ce5e49c9
f0dcc77f
68936536a782d6fe
cc63ecd8596b058f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 1.2.2.7 1.2.2.7 India N/A
4 N/A Executable 3a1340006c0f27ac
fbf377335295fe42
fd6dc651
490eda75a1732125
f4161d2411d9094e
Win32.Jeefo.
A
No 1, 0, 0,
50
1, 0, 0,
50
Poland N/A
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14

Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 June 2010 at 7:30 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 PC Tools Executable 497c9ace6fec1b45
38366d92a73d2f99
4406d7e5
3bfb8354b8d2c792
7be82c86552a911f
Yes 1.2.0.99 1.2.0.99 10.224.1.54/32
2 PC Tools Executable 497c9ace6fec1b45
38366d92a73d2f99
4406d7e5
3bfb8354b8d2c792
7be82c86552a911f
Yes 1.2.0.99 1.2.0.99 Switzerland
3 N/A Executable 5628bcdbcb140027
4e579ed4564e69f0
4bc3771b
e9df3febe118001e
354497a9ce3c497d
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.22/32
4 PC Tools Executable 497c9ace6fec1b45
38366d92a73d2f99
4406d7e5
3bfb8354b8d2c792
7be82c86552a911f
Yes 1.2.0.99 1.2.0.99 United Kingdom
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