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File: skynet.dat

Location of skynet.dat and Associated Malware

Check whether skynet.dat is present in the following locations:

skynet.dat file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\SKYNET.dat
  • C:\Program Files\skynet.dat

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

Notes:

Different Variations of skynet.dat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
93535208B72242384B7646876D73185F1DDec 18, 2009
93089364A1B3C492CB2C05ADFE33C81704Jan 5, 2010
932CE0F7DE42372C1F4063F894FB5A7C86Jan 9, 2010
93ED30E32FCC91B6358B415565805FE96BJan 25, 2010
36805C6841442A681EE4750B830B45B471Mar 7, 2010
3628C43BEFF88D3CBE6B4343BD0FD6DEDDMar 26, 2010
93FEB98C4E67214DBA3540C42D7004A67BMar 30, 2010
367E1D4300B9A3A497803E6CD944FAB0FEApr 4, 2010
36DADE4261E180C8197A1C45A897A90831Apr 30, 2010
36D1CFEE18665F674F4EFCB8BBC564D982May 8, 2010
36C25E0E607AE2BDFE6AB2DE1A8E909A4EMay 12, 2010
36D41E0E504F67B6559A70B21E11A4991BMay 17, 2010
93EEFAAB93AB60BBFBFBD20EE40D8C6C7BJul 9, 2010
93C181822ACD9B761D189F4A8074E8B99AJan 24, 2011
93E93F86E59D98BA3A8132D271028EF002Jul 12, 2011
366AC803D90AFEE7CE1A62EF3B55DAB603Aug 12, 2011
369FD48E384795B2C52EDA66DB998D287DMay 21, 2010
36D1C83B42738D9F69CC65D2ED2F666352May 21, 2010
36B02DCA5CACE40A59B7091F7182A38DFCMay 23, 2010
364E82AB32D8DECEBC44E7ECD5FAF290FDMay 23, 2010
36EC70DC097A38ECA997FEACB54A3DA7D7May 23, 2010
36E48DACD83770C4FBDA5F454E1B3A30B0May 26, 2010
36AB0FDDAD05E868BFB79800B7C664F377May 29, 2010
36C64BBBE60B364974EE4F36449D3C733BJun 7, 2010
366E21CBA74A47595B1B6FF9DABDC712A7Jun 7, 2010
362289BB0E81D0DAE54E93E73A19DD1291Jun 7, 2010
362567CAB7727642A59F497C066CB089ADJun 7, 2010
36ACF2ACC11EDBB2B6F6206C989F537759Jun 9, 2010
36B1D0467372A8AB2D5CDCF84D9827BE28Jun 11, 2010
367311D852E9929986624964B44BB71BEEJun 14, 2010
36BEF4F3A6CEE5810DFA5C9A8BA3D24892Jun 19, 2010
3660F9DCF3D9EBB999485D0CBF28E516EEJun 21, 2010
36AAC2904F0AE42A64707E25A367A5B7CCJun 22, 2010
369F0AA4A28A51F0BB287DCDEF7E8D89BCJun 23, 2010
369C0E24A5C8C517799C4C892F7858C412Jul 2, 2010
363DA17AB2F9815D9A120E2C2F88C147A3Jul 2, 2010
36062461B6E7FDC9D05055252C72D8D945Jul 4, 2010
3674646D36B76D25FC23B0F2C37DF92F4BJul 4, 2010
3641B01C9BD56F8F02BE339111F74FD3AFJul 5, 2010
36B633266B0259225F940FC11831AA5DC5Jul 6, 2010
36931F0D5F2FC03989883E4040E2B32FDCJul 6, 2010
3629D56346AF3A0E5DE173615E4C5B0F8EJul 6, 2010
36A00301F11A1FA8BC83A05B467A82E196Jul 6, 2010
3695892DD1F60402B81F4D2071BAB5FD27Jul 7, 2010
3689317BBC6C18B78E44F1E7F184AB6751Jul 10, 2010
362E488CD837873F6A43DC29D433AE1711Jul 10, 2010
3663EAAD925AE9B6D3BAD989D5E1CD0500Jul 13, 2010
365DA4C97A720C9169DDF8C4BE01003D61Jul 14, 2010
362323A9E629B87EB9FC44B4BD1DBBF1ABJul 17, 2010
36FF49144DF9B9B920ECF270D0629019C5Jul 17, 2010
36EA8689EF628E6C45DBB41C39020EB0C4Jul 18, 2010
366AD8706B2AB87F5DA9511DB2C9189D7EJul 20, 2010
368C0A94A538C4CA190F5FE2FC3D777BB8Jul 21, 2010
361E4D36FA7DE947306CDE42C31D102E04Jul 24, 2010
368324E4A3723F3ED32FE3846F94B5865FJul 29, 2010
36EB1790001BDA61E8C9F1128169D52397Jul 29, 2010
36CC17DCAB8072991303A439A77186E42EJul 30, 2010
360418A725010E7DC0074E570ABF16B0C7Aug 4, 2010
36B7647978AD0B242BE73AFCFD9096A3AFAug 5, 2010
361CDDFC00EE74FFFADA2EDC3B45E7B6BAAug 5, 2010
365BED3ED5737061EE8CFCECB212C11357Aug 7, 2010
366D2066D8095C97648F125E7FF986C860Aug 7, 2010
36638889E8A495C72E89A5EA3B992F8BAEAug 7, 2010
3601BC4EAF021712572ECF350D3542901DAug 8, 2010
36451A15B05B11CF3562BB9C2DB302382CAug 8, 2010
366E6EAAAE3AA4487C55F4B9719E4F5C38Aug 9, 2010
36B67FFBA7AB728C67FA8FAD021456ABCBAug 10, 2010
369D1512BDD6CB1C55C59975137EB21E68Aug 10, 2010
3672B4D02D591215175397FCA9DC8BE100Aug 10, 2010
36919DC39715628F5A88C39BEA6FD3B3AFAug 10, 2010
36A167B688054C590CD16D46093E31DFC1Aug 11, 2010
36E47136767E0659108ECA0A96EDBE7F8CAug 11, 2010
36B2B695625211AF0BF2B42E785D93C6ADAug 11, 2010
360F43CB21033F5BE715D02699875C35EAAug 12, 2010
36DFA88161782D376E70A260648B892317Aug 13, 2010
36D1C2922673DDB859D709D68B2A4D0558Aug 14, 2010
36F8CE265C27770C3C82800679EE3DA774Aug 14, 2010
36A993F97B27625C1B8E2E7D2E4B28D7A6Aug 14, 2010
368DE1BC97FB8F8C5928C1294CF06770BEAug 14, 2010
363E8CF9AF2E87EDABE6FF005D5A81BBEFAug 14, 2010
36AE2515412B98E3C657233257508332E3Aug 14, 2010
36D4B8B537638A8DAA5BAA68635BB1DC41Aug 15, 2010
36CF747D129E09B1EA3A8A590C98E34CDCAug 17, 2010
36E73F9B23F7956899FA9C9CBE9CF11105Aug 17, 2010
36B69F2D77AB8C0526D3BB826F8B8E9277Aug 18, 2010
36672583807C4F375FF5EB06563E85015AAug 19, 2010
3606043BD27E60E762C60AC0CB9861A125Aug 19, 2010
36032C358A581D343A34C88F8A1F7AAFB9Aug 20, 2010
3645EDFEAF2177B52BDCBBAE11A18BB38CAug 23, 2010
360E553074ABC09D2E7EAA48A8F182E1BAAug 26, 2010
364E7CBB2F54572E5BFF6A71C78F370889Sep 8, 2010
36BC62E626AD089F1CBA45B4257801DBEESep 8, 2010
366341B80E9A258638D593707ECF2B050DSep 16, 2010
360C7F2484D58711054437E38DB07EA482Sep 30, 2010
36446E4CAA4037F2E54981AA7274E7D373Oct 6, 2010
36B1EB0576DFA40C7CDDBC178F6E2DC025Oct 10, 2010
36C9AEA3C6A792D5882A6BF6630A091862Oct 11, 2010
36F95F3BC945C788DF3A52E820E456F6EEOct 17, 2010
36C1544F210FDF59A86FD3AE6B206D392DOct 26, 2010
362E5944298122465A58E4CA1C236CE216Nov 21, 2010
364E51F6052B50DB281E1C42426826D1ADDec 9, 2010
36EF246E7D7CF3BC5D55462F706AD7EFCEJan 3, 2011
361FE76323C84175D9A891FEA741B52BCDMar 9, 2011
36FA22BDF429A359BF71BF5AD72F1341D1Apr 16, 2011
36258919E6F6BD5C3D424EAC1CFCFC76E6Jun 18, 2011
36216942D61BA06FC9A9496712C1E3DB96Jul 12, 2011
3644DA859D6228FD35D4AE74ACD671AF27Sep 5, 2011
36A283CF132CA42453784AE779E49E6913Sep 29, 2011
366151FF38A78C250D30747A49C5D870FBOct 19, 2011
36B2D488D0E0EF84B4B927658A74788177Nov 7, 2011
36B757C251C471D51EE9C682D49987DFB5Dec 6, 2011
36C4C6BA8418D6144A9DB584E9355131BAFeb 2, 2012
36D077F4812C6C0A8F7276920911D6C75EJul 30, 2012
36390B2B8877F9248C81DB6B66ED12125EAug 21, 2012
3645241945CB04FFF3A4EB8F36BEDC107BApr 17, 2013
36AD34AD4E1C2234DA339C26ECA3D44778Jul 8, 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 skynet.dat^

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

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