How to Remove “awhost32.exe”

 What is awhost32.exe?

awhost32.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Symantec. It is associated with software Symantec pcAnywhere and also known as pcAnywhere Host. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after awhost32.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with awhost32.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with awhost32.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of  the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the awhost32.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove awhost32.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incoporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using awhost32.exe, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove awhost32.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 29 July 2009 at 10:27 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Symantec Corporation Executable 66fc7d8a9ccce5bb
d5a4f7bcb0b536af
3c5e8257
46559f421f8be604
bc49749b6a0f0169
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.5.1.505 10.5 Internal Submission N/A
2 Symantec Corporation Executable a9ccfdc8d132d6ad
8423161e012e048e
8fe2a29b
f8407ef07c4606cb
6816b3edcd80b338
Worm.Win32.M
abezat.b0
No 10.5.0.477 10.5 Lebanon N/A
3 Symantec Corporation Executable 5ada6e53dbfa1297
830d198a51552dca
0e8ed2ef
a4f29c43f36f9ee8
7f56c07bfa57308f
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 10.5.0.477 10.5 Brazil N/A
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 12e25ca36c558a89
b654213aa057648f
74f05fbc
57fd6683a90b9ddf
adca99330dbf873c
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 11.5.0.121 11.5 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 14 July 2008 at 9:25 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Symantec Corporation Executable b49c088a4192fd07
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6a62bbb2
ddb9ede2b662316d
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No 7 7 United States
2 Symantec Corporation Executable ed4171d73206cffb
c5dc76150368dec7
8ee5a819
66847905242d7c66
cd628643eb3413fe
No 11.5.1.152 11.5 United States
3 Symantec Corporation Executable b8015e80508f2e4c
e9129d9600408f6b
dbb94a63
63f9905725947f6e
c8599c5b3e89575a
No 12.0.1.156 12.0 France
4 Symantec Corporation Executable 391c451400c2ef90
5e0c82a76e32bb9d
0454487b
2c57a502c65e8173
b7d0acf2a34c0df7
Yes 12.5.5.108
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