What is Aston.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 Aston.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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Aston.exe file information

The process known as Aston - Shell Replacement belongs to software Aston. Xmas edition or Aston by Gladiators Software (

Description: Aston.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Aston.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 276,480 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 274,432 bytes, 273,920 bytes or 282,112 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. It is a file with no information about its developer. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Aston.exe is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 50% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with Aston.exe, you can completely remove Aston. or Aston.1.9.6 Russian (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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If Aston.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 62% dangerous. The file size is 274,432 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Winlogon\Shell). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Aston.exe is not a Windows core file.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with Aston.exe, you can completely remove Aston. Xmas edition (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Aston.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example PWS-Banker (detected by McAfee), and Trojan.Generic.566860 (detected by F-Secure). Therefore, you should check the Aston.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

A windows shell-replacement, if you haven't installed it by urself, you should be suspicious ;)
  LizzardX   (further information)
Great shell replacement for explorer.exe.
    (further information)
A very good shell replacement, surely not dangerous :)
    (further information)
Its no malware, but please dont install or you will have big problems @ uninstall
  Andreas R.  

Summary: Average user rating of Aston.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 3 users think Aston.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks Aston.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Aston issues

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