What is ashSimpl.exe?

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 ashSimpl.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.

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AshSimpl.exe file information

The process known as Virus scanner belongs to software avast! Antivirus by ALWIL Software (

Description: AshSimpl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ashSimpl.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 159,280 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 157,048 bytes or 155,832 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. The ashSimpl.exe file is a Verisign signed file. The file is digitally signed. Therefore the technical security rating is 2% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with ashSimpl.exe, you may want to uninstall avast! Antivirus software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify ashSimpl.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ashSimpl.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ashSimpl.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

virus scanner
  taylor   (further information)
It is the Virus Scanner for Avast AntiVirus
  Chris Kim  
I think it is Avast simple scan.
  Carmen Pagliara  

Summary: Average user rating of ashSimpl.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think ashSimpl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving ashSimpl issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ashSimpl. 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 ashSimpl.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.

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