How to Remove “kav.exe”

What is kav.exe?

kav.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as Kaspersky Anti-Virus GUI Part. It belongs to software Kaspersky Anti-Virus Personal and was developed by Kaspersky Lab.  It is commonly stored in C:\Program files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as kav.exe to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with kav.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the kav.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the kav.exe and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program filesfiles then the system is not affected by kav.exe, if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by kav.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing kav.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: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: 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 kav.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 April 2008 at 1:45 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 622f7ee74563bc19
e33652f18208585a
2032d299
N/A Packed.Win32
.Klone.~KNC
No N/A N/A India N/A
2 N/A Executable 4a221dd55ed5fd19
3021cd185c5f0b45
6f7f42b5
5d2fe1176a6b41b3
af7169be4bdd0d22
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDow
nloader.BHO.
~BK
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Executable e8eb01db4534db6d
592a401708250d73
63529de6
9d58f3572b5a0212
61f51fed8ef97c53
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDow
nloader.BHO.
~BK
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 Setup Executable 0b55e56a6add6b4d
d4ceff475a0018a2
03d02a5a
8300c91b40229b42
301aebc6d8859907
Application.
Win32.Agent.
~AVL
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 10.224.1.29/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2008 at 3:57 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Kaspersky Lab Executable 5e76560590725ab0
f4b92b8074f1f77d
d2c5cadb
N/A No 5.0.522.1 5.0.0.0 Turkey
2 Kaspersky Lab Executable 0760636598dd17ce
7975a37a613e492c
b9b2bf9e
bf315ab8a18b2e52
e50f0a4b02c58e93
Yes 9.0.0.722 9.0.0.722 Internal Submission
3 Kaspersky Lab Executable 0760636598dd17ce
7975a37a613e492c
b9b2bf9e
bf315ab8a18b2e52
e50f0a4b02c58e93
Yes 9.0.0.722 9.0.0.722 Palestinian Territory, Occupied
4 Kaspersky Lab Executable 0760636598dd17ce
7975a37a613e492c
b9b2bf9e
bf315ab8a18b2e52
e50f0a4b02c58e93
Yes 9.0.0.722 9.0.0.722 198.20.167.84/32
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