How to Remove “avnotify.exe”

What is avnotify.exe?

Originally developed by Avira GmbH, avnotify.exe is a legitimate file process and also called as Notification Tool that is associated with software Avira AntiVir PersonalEdition.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

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

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

You can either choose to remove avnotify.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

First Seen: 09 December 2011 at 10:12 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG Executable 0acaa1c896e6cc0f
e6385ffb6889a25c
8c4a7cb2
d400a154d3257fae
a6afbbe8e6e4ac53
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.1.0.17 12.1.0.17 India N/A
2 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG Executable 11ece4601346c473
a44ff94424148642
ae2fbe17
a893191908fef35e
4c55f534b1e5a0c6
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 12.1.0.17 12.1.0.17 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 2:26 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG Executable 488836917f4da124
2e4304d4cb2e76fd
7ef11616
6981156d67851115
f79f30fbe1baa68c
Yes 14.0.4.632 14.0.4.632 United States
2 Avira GmbH Executable fe4f033a0d2df36e
0a668ad9f0159cc1
ec471d32
09722383ca4c4ae6
ab51f9717900978c
No 9.00.10.00 9.00.10.00 Internal Submission
3 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG Executable 6a38e173ea380c4b
187b057d11b1c0d5
eef8008e
3384274a7ca60b2e
265019eea5fcd912
Yes 12.1.0.17 12.1.0.17 United States
4 Avira Operations GmbH & Co. KG Executable 48e190bfb05e8a01
f0ffcfd7213a023d
c4ab3c89
8c7222c7282e8fec
b518c794b9cd6411
Yes 14.0.1.645 14.0.1.645 United States
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