How to Remove “gcasInstallHelper.exe”

What is gcasInstallHelper.exe?

gcasInstallHelper.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Microsoft AntiSpyware Helper Process. It belongs to Microsoft AntiSpyware Suite and was developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as gcasInstallHelper.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with gcasInstallHelper.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 gcasInstallHelper.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • gcasInstallHelper.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 gcasInstallHelper.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 gcasInstallHelper.exe malware.

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 25 October 2009 at 12:30 am
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1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1f525cb57a5d45ec
fdedaabf5d7be59a
081a994b
01e5bd96bc1add70
693236a41ce701e1
Unclassified
Malware
Yes 1.00.0501 1.00.0501 South Africa N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 April 2009 at 9:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 926edeea72511c1b
2a17df1711f77e67
32b9af26
783598ba63d138e6
9ee02c226d4b040f
No N/A N/A United States
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