The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the asghost.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
The process known as Global Virtual Card Host belongs to software Cognizance Identity Manager or ASUS Security Protect Manager or Bioscrypt VeriSoft Single Sign On or Credential Manager for HP ProtectTools or HP Credential Manager for ProtectTools by Cognizance (www.cognizancesecurity.com) or Bioscrypt (l1id.com).
Description: Asghost.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Asghost.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 65,536 bytes (47% of all occurrences), 43,008 bytes and 7 more variants.
The file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 27% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
Recommended: Identify asghost.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as asghost.exe. Therefore, you should check the asghost.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with asghost. 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.
To help you analyze the asghost.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.