How to remove an ashServ error
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AshServ.exe file information
The process known as avast! antivirus service or AEDAN antivirus service belongs to software avast! Antivirus or AEDAN Antivirus by ALWIL Software (www.avast.com) or Microsoft Corporation™ (www.microsoft.com).
Description: The file ashServ.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. c:\program files\alwil software\avast4\).
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 132,736 bytes (17% of all occurrences), 102,448 bytes and 12 more variants.
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows core file. The application can be removed using the control panel Add\Remove programs applet. The file is a Verisign signed file. AshServ.exe is certified by a trustworthy company. ashServ.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program avast! Antivirus or AEDAN Antivirus using Windows Control Panel.
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If ashServ.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 71% dangerous. The file size is 2,225,664 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 951,808 bytes. AshServ.exe is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). It is not a Windows system file. ashServ.exe is able to connect to Internet and record inputs.
If ashServ.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 32% dangerous. The file size is 102,448 bytes.
The process has no file description. The program is not visible. You can uninstall this program in the control panel. It is not a Windows system file.
The software vendor offers the option to remove the entire program avast! Antivirus using Windows Control Panel.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "Avast!" must run at start up. Avast! anti-virus software
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ashServ.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ashServ.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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