How to remove the AlSrvN virus

Most antivirus programs identify AlSrvN.exe as malware—for example F-Secure identifies it as Trojan.Generic.5184027, and McAfee identifies it as Generic BackDoor!dv.

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AlSrvN.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AlSrvN
AlSrvN.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as AlSrvN.exe belongs to software Alcohol (version 120% XCV Edition, 120% XCV Edition, 120%) by unknown.

Description: AlSrvN.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. AlSrvN.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder or in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 53,248 bytes (70% of all occurrences) or 53,760 bytes. 
There is no file information. The AlSrvN.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\User Shell Folders, DEFAULT\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 64% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Alcohol 120% XCV Edition or Alcohol 120%).

Recommended: Identify AlSrvN.exe related errors

Important: You should check the AlSrvN.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

part of Alcohol 120

Summary: Average user rating of AlSrvN.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving AlSrvN issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active AlSrvN process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the AlSrvN.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

Other processes

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