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 Non-executable 7e9311f26d6ef564
3f1ada1d7af8128d
67cd4042
b1a9613c0c51d82e
a1ff0162aa2bec2a
TrojWare.Win
32.Krap.w
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 N/A Non-executable e5a9c9071b4194d5
e700a620be8f8b3b
0c7ad70a
9caffb65d1da9e15
2a3a01324e17224b
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
4 N/A Executable 168ea18b97df5e13
ee59c0e7220ace4c
6d360917
d2d6f556a5ed7416
4dd9e7c5b5e41a0a
Backdoor.Win
32.Bifrose.~
BHE
No N/A N/A Internal Submission 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 Blue Byte Software, Inc. Executable dc11a4f137200a5b
8edc22850968e6f0
6abdac42
aae7ef8dfffb53a1
b8fd0fed865f8ee2
No 1, 0, 0, 2 1, 0, 0, 0 Germany
3 N/A Executable a6477a7774fc61e5
36e54ae8b93587b8
e3c1a44d
c8d2674988cc14d2
c65278a549f03ef2
No N/A N/A United States
4 Kaspersky Lab Executable 10c4649ed4f4efdf
9005d3027851eae4
c53e4c97
N/A No 5.0.156.1 5.0.0.0 Spain
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