How to remove the asam virus

Most antivirus programs identify asam.exe as malware—for instance TrendMicro identifies it as TROJ_FRAUDPAC.KN or TROJ_FAKEAV.SMDK, and Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Nuwar.A.

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Asam.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with asam
Asam.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Kernel Veryfier belongs to software Kernel Veryfier by eSXi (

Description: Asam.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Asam.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 99,584 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 61,184 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The asam.exe file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 63% dangerous.

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If asam.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 93% dangerous. The file size is 60,672 bytes. The program has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). The file is not a Windows system file.

Important: You should check the asam.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.


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Best practices for resolving asam issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active asam process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the asam.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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