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File: UCBrowserUpdater

Location of UCBrowserUpdater and Associated Malware

Check whether UCBrowserUpdater is present in the following locations:

UCBrowserUpdater file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\UCBrowserUpdater
IMPORTANT: Malware files can be camouflaged with the same file names as legitimate files. The UCBrowserUpdater file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of UCBrowserUpdater File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3400CAEF4EB52D2D0295D73725790968F978Mar 17, 2017
34183CC841E1F029511C4AFC5A5530CEABA0Mar 20, 2017
3418B26DEB41B48D1844812B243C6CAE7F64Mar 22, 2017
34147F808001CE25E50413B1B2744FEA97AAMar 23, 2017
342264E82278AFF0BFE0951304263DCC3D3CMar 26, 2017

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 UCBrowserUpdater^

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

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