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File: Advanced Virus Remover.lnk

Location of Advanced Virus Remover.lnk and Associated Malware

Check whether Advanced Virus Remover.lnk is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific Advanced Virus Remover.lnk file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Desktop\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Start Menu\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific Advanced Virus Remover.lnk file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Desktop\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Advanced Virus Remover.lnk

If you find Advanced Virus Remover.lnk file in any of these locations, your computer is very likely to be infected with the following malware:

IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The Advanced Virus Remover.lnk file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of Advanced Virus Remover.lnk File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
75555ED5F13A8336895BE685DF31CEB6CF1Dec 17, 2009
5678206D9CB9337ECD4FA6C8DB384D204F5Dec 18, 2009
7558DD2C12BFDFEDB7E918A71FBA7ABC19FDec 18, 2009
7558ACDE575452D3B7D5DBE8F4D1A269E92Dec 30, 2009
73997023F400FF7A69EE8A63F9751B9B058Jan 25, 2010
884360E36C853D575CEF8773D19F2452AC9Feb 4, 2010
775B71CC9293380752E321764F262975A7DFeb 16, 2010
7662401F3E84146F17B08ACEF5C44AD04B2Feb 18, 2010
7677C3BCE165708BA1FC553ADE318F7074DMar 7, 2010
65901FCC9CE15AC2D12ADEC2BE4016C944FJun 23, 2010
7550A5F6C011E86C57D6D15B2783F77F4B1Jun 28, 2010
7672A299C30364B52241648C61ED62F4A04Jun 30, 2010
767277B705E43480B0C6C805F75DBD400A1Aug 19, 2010
75587A3972942760ACCF0AC5A763F141E4ESep 9, 2010
767093264D0E7A634E02B747DB711A34894Dec 24, 2010
5770892D30342DB8F960957D78DAD0DC718Jan 21, 2011
7674ABA0366778F335D1278A43198260C68Mar 23, 2011
767370409846E782D6A6FC2DCC1E99EFF2CNov 13, 2011
7512D726E7612D042D513FB4D29E31BA8ACMar 10, 2012
7376EB57CAB8027972FD76237981883255FDec 17, 2009
73750102212C91AE280C64267E3C77B899EDec 18, 2009
7375CEC11EF0B4A055A8C120A7C8FDA19BFFeb 8, 2010
757481710D4BA28366F5E43C874935AE03CFeb 16, 2010
748B383FA09CFB8ECEC2E6117873DDD8585Feb 18, 2010
737A011CBF93E1CB43E59BCBE77858A4AF8Apr 14, 2010
749B6351B86C463C8AB5FF8AA12C2AA300FJun 30, 2010
895B815BAF89D969C5915B6C4B6EDFAE540Jul 30, 2010
7492BC8D637B6ABA239DCCF7539B95E94C2Aug 19, 2010
7379257D7726A0CAE4D17715539155E3D58Oct 4, 2010
749F7269E7194CCE07C7BDFF97FF954B575Mar 23, 2011
7497E046E1369BA707D75789305873E69B7Nov 13, 2011
7335496AECE9C5080B22A667376A43C5D7BMar 10, 2012
7371FF344FDAF6EF1C7A554C4BB65919A6EDec 17, 2009
74929125CD274ED4BCBA631F3BF0A8FB4DAAug 19, 2010
7331E030447AF7F6CAD174759B3ACCC71F2Mar 10, 2012

Why Is It Important to Remove Malware Files?^

It is imperative that you delete malware-associated files as soon as possible because they can be used - or are already being used - to inflict serious damage on your PC, including:

  • Disrupting the normal functioning of the operating system or rendering it completely useless.
  • Hijacking valuable private information (credit card numbers, passwords, PIN codes, etc.)
  • Directing all your Web searches to the same unwanted or malicious sites.
  • Dramatically slowing down your computer.
  • Gaining total control of your PC to spread viruses and trojans and send out spam.

How to Remove Advanced Virus Remover.lnk^

  1. To enable deleting the Advanced Virus Remover.lnk file, terminate the associated process in the Task Manager as follows:
    • Right-click in the Windows taskbar (a bar that appears along the bottom of the Windows screen) and select Task Manager on the menu.
    • In the Tasks Manager window, click the Processes tab.
    • On the Processes tab, select Advanced Virus Remover.lnk and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of Advanced Virus Remover.lnk and Associated Malware.
  3. Select the file and press SHIFT+Delete on the keyboard.
  4. Click Yes in the confirm deletion dialog box.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 for each location listed in Location of Advanced Virus Remover.lnk and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of Advanced Virus Remover.lnk will fail if it is locked; that is, it is in use by some application (Windows will display a corresponding message). For instructions on deleting locked files, see Deleting Locked Files.
    • The deletion of Advanced Virus Remover.lnk will fail if your Windows uses the NT File System (NTFS) and you have no write rights for the file. Request your system administrator to grant you write rights for the file.

Deleting Locked Files^

You can delete locked files with the RemoveOnReboot utility. You can install the RemoveOnReboot utility from here.

After you delete a locked file, you need to delete all the references to the file in Windows registry.

To delete a locked file:

  1. Right-click on the file and select Send To -> Remove on Next Reboot on the menu.
  2. Restart your computer.

The file will be deleted on restart.

Note: In the case of complex viruses that can replicate themselves, malware files can reappear in the same locations even after you have deleted those files and restarted your computer. Exterminate It! Antimalware can effectively eradicate such viruses from your computer.

To remove all registry references to a Advanced Virus Remover.lnk malware file:

  1. On the Windows Start menu, click Run.
  2. In the Open box, type regedit and click OK. The Registry Editor window opens.
  3. On the Edit menu, select Find.
  4. In the Find dialog box, type Advanced Virus Remover.lnk. The name of the first found registry value referencing Advanced Virus Remover.lnk is highlighted in the right pane of the Registry Editor window.
  5. Right-click the registry value name and select Delete on the menu.
  6. Click Yes in the Confirm Value Delete dialog box.
  7. To delete all other references to Advanced Virus Remover.lnk, repeat steps 4-6.
IMPORTANT: Malware files can masquerade as legitimate files by using the same file names. To avoid deleting a harmless file, ensure that the Value column for the registry value displays exactly one of the paths listed in Location of Advanced Virus Remover.lnk and Associated Malware.