How to Remove “awctool.exe”

What is awctool.exe?

awctool.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as awctool.exe. It belongs to Add-On Tool For Advanced WindowsCare V2, developed by Iobit. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as awctool.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

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

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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • awctool.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 awctool.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:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove awctool.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 awctool.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

1

Malware Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2011 at 12:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 IObit Executable 3cf6a29c33600679
bf9151436ca7d3d5
0bd185a6
8c4244bb31866e0a
4e977cc5c160a7a6
MalCrypt.Ind
us!
No 1.0.0.46 1.0.0.0 Bulgaria N/A
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
11

Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 June 2008 at 10:53 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 IObit Executable 759cec00c3dea3f7
6ceee215e01274d8
9854d914
ad27080ecc1c968c
1f123895b52f8042
No 1.0.0.47 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
2 IObit Executable 1e53ecff0f406f55
db1424cfa559bfda
cf9afb32
960e41a2a9c83d79
b0f10b01161f7db3
No 1.0.0.42 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
3 IObit Executable 508cf165223220fc
880b93011e716348
2772a03c
d00f2acc9a175188
e334a78aa4a9c1ff
No 1.0.0.45 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 IObit Executable 759cec00c3dea3f7
6ceee215e01274d8
9854d914
ad27080ecc1c968c
1f123895b52f8042
No 1.0.0.47 1.0.0.0 Colombia
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
Exclusive Offer
Get Free Endpoint Protection
Get Advanced
Endpoint
Protection

Award-Winning Security to Protect Your Clients from Cyber Attacks

Comodo Internet Security Pro

Free Antivirus protection from hackers! Get the ultimate Antivirus solution to keep your PC clean and to remove viruses from a slow or infected PC. Improve the PC performance at home or use it on-the-go!

Get Comodo Internet Security Comodo Internet Security