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File: netut80ex.vxd

Location of netut80ex.vxd and Associated Malware

Check whether netut80ex.vxd is present in the following locations:

netut80ex.vxd file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\netut80ex.vxd

If you find netut80ex.vxd 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 netut80ex.vxd file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of netut80ex.vxd File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
5164155A4B158CF8838EB8CA29F7C4EC1C73Jul 7, 2010
145505E1AD7F4080DC04B75128209ECF3475B3Jul 23, 2010
16737592B733211BDD97BD6B5D9BA0F0AC5858Oct 3, 2010
170043F87B5546A90A0925DD8C90C27C529010Dec 30, 2010
15652EA7A5E52CA23AED580B8BEA85E10773DMay 19, 2011
16863550223319ADD587EE6A6BCC2B5D313ED1May 28, 2011
1702107FDAB49AFB7A0EBA433F82A66C505531Mar 8, 2012
1263202D156E27FC5EB1B877D07251E895EFBMay 23, 2012
166447F53A2079DC17367F992F277B655A1B7BDec 31, 2012
17985C4CA98F2EB6032034D4C136C69952F88Feb 25, 2013
1600964896923C7A946E9401258B7A4208315Jan 28, 2010
355425074218183A8F512DF24DC6A14532E0CApr 5, 2010

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 netut80ex.vxd^

  1. To enable deleting the netut80ex.vxd 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 netut80ex.vxd and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of netut80ex.vxd 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 netut80ex.vxd and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of netut80ex.vxd 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 netut80ex.vxd 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 netut80ex.vxd 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 netut80ex.vxd. The name of the first found registry value referencing netut80ex.vxd 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 netut80ex.vxd, 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 netut80ex.vxd and Associated Malware.