How to Remove “avtask.exe”

What is avtask.exe?

avtask.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Panda Software. This process is known as AvTask and it belongs to Panda Antivirus Application. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of avtask.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by avtask.exe?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer start-up.
  • Problem during program start-up.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, 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 avtask.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from avtask.exe malware?

Comodo Antivirus protects your system from malware attacks and also removes any existing infections. Following are the steps to effectively purge out the avtask.exe malware from your system.

Step 1: Download and install Comodo 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.

Step 5: Wait until the Comodo Internet Security updates the antivirus.

Step 6: Initiate a quick scan that instantly begins after the update.

Step 7: If the system is infected with avtask.exe malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 September 2008 at 2:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Panda Software International Executable 65909dfcc2e91693
52432d56b6a586e6
ee3652db
b690c720ac073819
89ab65b36d81e03c
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 7.00.06 7.00.06 Russian Federation N/A
2 Panda Software International Executable 387e1bc6ce21298e
1d89e908332707ad
0ec7c23e
5748134d20c1ec28
ecc0d1c4460fbf2f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.18.00 6.01.00 Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
3 Panda Software International Executable 946577624ce36858
518a8c8aef933622
f86f5418
f1148024ea8becd4
650832cca749fe3f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 8.1.03 7.00.00 United Kingdom N/A
4 Panda Software International Executable b95b6d96b977e651
95331394fda90a2d
3c987ca0
406c8ad10bf4e4b8
5fac07ced0e5967a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 7.00.06 7.00.06 Russian Federation N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 1:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Panda Software International Executable 3653a85813bd9bc9
99df8435349d7560
7cb63541
0aefe2db4839af9b
09df5b038c5edbc8
No 4.10.02 4.10.02 United Kingdom
2 Panda Software International Executable 3653a85813bd9bc9
99df8435349d7560
7cb63541
0aefe2db4839af9b
09df5b038c5edbc8
No 4.10.02 4.10.02 Portugal
3 Panda Software International Executable a88637ff8f61584e
b3ef87758cfa9923
a651e14c
725dd8968a118c46
b93efe277cc63a41
Yes 8.1.03 7.00.00 Internal Submission
4 Panda Software International Executable 3653a85813bd9bc9
99df8435349d7560
7cb63541
0aefe2db4839af9b
09df5b038c5edbc8
No 4.10.02 4.10.02 Russian Federation
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