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File: AV4.tmp

Location of AV4.tmp and Associated Malware

Check whether AV4.tmp is present in the following locations:

AV4.tmp file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\AV4.tmp

If you find AV4.tmp 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 AV4.tmp file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of AV4.tmp File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
33140FE660A60611ABF6FD7C2E9173E894A9CDec 27, 2009
32824E999A98A4F820A5CC451D985CE53AA30Dec 28, 2009
32824472C44675D49D69B7C7627202B68D4F7Dec 29, 2009
37432696C0CCE95A1B45FD06FA7C3C958B730Jan 8, 2010
307768EFC72122F6294FFA285020587621633Jan 8, 2010
33604663DD82ADD9222782CCE71A1D212C9EEJan 13, 2010
32068CC5A654895A9CBA86E7932D607B3085AJan 24, 2010
39992A69F44D51EEB12AA20377F8F667196CDAug 5, 2011

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 AV4.tmp^

  1. To enable deleting the AV4.tmp 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 AV4.tmp and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of AV4.tmp 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 AV4.tmp and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of AV4.tmp 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 AV4.tmp 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 AV4.tmp 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 AV4.tmp. The name of the first found registry value referencing AV4.tmp 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 AV4.tmp, 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 AV4.tmp and Associated Malware.