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Ashampoo Anti-Virus v.1.0.4

What is Ashampoo Anti-Virus v.?  (from Ashampoo)

Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014 is the essential tool to detect and remove all existing infections and to protect you from future threats, permanently. You'd be surprised how many attacks your PC is exposed to every day.


Ashampoo Anti-Virus v.1.0.4 is a software program developed by Ashampoo. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named aav_main.exe. The setup package generally installs about 30 files. The installed file AAV_Updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 35% of users of Ashampoo Anti-Virus v. come from Italy, it is also popular in the United States and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ashampoo.com/lpa/antivirus
Help link: www.ashampoo.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Anti-Virus\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Anti-Virus\unins000.exe" /SILENT

Program filesFiles installed by Ashampoo Anti-Virus v.1.0.4

Program executable:aav_main.exe
Name:Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014
Path:C:\Program Files\ashampoo\ashampoo anti-virus\aav_main.exe
Additional files:
  • AAV_CheckRemove.exe - Ashampoo Anti-Virus 2014
  • AAV_Guard.exe
  • AAV_Updater.exe
  • AAV_WSC_Control.exe - Ashampoo Anti-Virus
  • ash_inet2.dll - Ashampoo Internet
  • updateMediator.exe - Update Mediator
  • a2engine.dll (by Emsisoft GmbH) - Emsisoft Scan Framework
  • a2core32.dll (by Emsisoft GmbH) - Emsisoft Anti-Malware (Emsisoft Anti-Malware Behavior Blocker module)
  • a2core64.dll
  • clean32.dll - Emsisoft Anti-Malware Cleaning Engine
  • cleanhlp32.dll - Emsisoft Cleaning Helper Driver
  • AAV_Contexthandler32.dll
  • AAV_Contexthandler64.dll
  • AAV_Refresh.exe
  • AAV_Service_XP.exe
  • AAV_WSC_Remove_XP.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • AAV_Contexthandler32.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {F3ADF9F5-A6E9-4F8D-984F-39D9E37E429B}.
  • AAV_Contexthandler64.dll added as a content menu within Windows Explorer with the class {F3ADF9F5-A6E9-4F8D-984F-39D9E37E429B}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AAV_Main.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA6C5EC7-B3A7-4B65-8660-D839534FEB74}' (runs on registration).
  • AAV_Guard.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED9F7161-8CCE-43D9-A9D8-46A2A6345AB4}' (runs on registration).
  • AAV_Service_XP.exe runs as a service named 'AAVService' (AAVService).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AAV_Guard.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Ashampoo Anti-Virus Guard' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Ashampoo\Ashampoo Anti-Virus\AAV_Guard.exe" -AUTORUN.

How do I remove Ashampoo Anti-Virus v.?

Quickly and completely remove Ashampoo Anti-Virus v.1.0.4 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Ashampoo Anti-Virus v. from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ashampoo Anti-Virus v.1.0.4, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Ashampoo Anti-Virus v..

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win XP 10%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows 8 19.05%
Windows XP 9.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 38.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.52%
Windows 7 Professional 9.52%
Windows 8 9.52%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.78% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 34.78%
  United States 30.43%
  Iran 8.70%
  Turkey 8.70%
  Brazil 4.35%
  Egypt 4.35%
  LY 4.35%
  Poland 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
Acer 22.22%
Dell 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Samsung 11.11%
Sony 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 6.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 6.67%
Sony SVE15115EAP 6.67%
Samsung RF510/RF410/RF710... 6.67%
Samsung 900X3C/900X3D/900... 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 6.67%

About Ashampoo

Ashampoo GmbH & Co. KG is a computer software company based in Oldenburg, Germany. They are best known for Ashampoo Burning Studio and Ashampoo WinOptimizer.
Publisher URL: www.ashampoo.com


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