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Dear Exterminate It,
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.
Your response and the update has fixed my problem.
I have spent several weeks fiddling around trying to resolve it, and could not and my previous Anti-Virus program could find it but not fix it.


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Bountiful, Utah

David S. B.

File: 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job

Location of 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job and Associated Malware

Check whether 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job is present in the following locations:

40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job

If you find 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job 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 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
24425DA4BF99E648AB2FB03C1607B7F9F89ANov 9, 2015
24424C10D391A74C4CC840C07B308DB69A33Nov 11, 2015
243839AC644D3E69885139D05F308A7EAC31Nov 12, 2015
243651B51DF390682A10A8279A7F9DA90FCBNov 12, 2015
24528559E065EE66F6BDEED751557473FA06Nov 12, 2015
2438D55EAFDDC230D5DD3E3546D8D9403FBBNov 19, 2015
2474E19E73E0F724EA632C9542E232E00ABENov 20, 2015
2452BBFDE50DE0B9358707C402D98ADD40D6Nov 20, 2015
2472B0A6F0043EE89F8B9A5D8FCBFF0D7CB1Nov 23, 2015
246838D79FDAF112946381A76BC31630DC65Nov 23, 2015
2442E818D3EE84E4FE1A2288226B31C39700Nov 23, 2015
2442A318FF124C1CF7DD88486549F8499FDCNov 24, 2015
2448A8E7FA3859ECD8DED1D11CD58B57B7ECNov 24, 2015
2438ACED3F709305D3E49AFB3DA544906106Dec 11, 2015
24489F8C63896B3CBF5C4377A26E0C7AF6D1Dec 15, 2015
24683A7CB5754A0732D59C5236670FC2A95BDec 18, 2015
2456BCA34C96264F4BCF41939A57A6A3E4AFDec 21, 2015
2476AAD53F01F7902456D436046BCCE40891Dec 22, 2015
2462B919DF0B448D6FDDAFB3C24ADEDC1792Jan 1, 2016
2436C67C7F338FC9D8DC0A913C7F9F9E74C2Jan 2, 2016
24386CAA284255B0ECA71466440C20B4D183Jan 10, 2016
2438A006537D87665152FAFC16379645730AJan 10, 2016
24381E4CB10C7A7FA6450EBE17BB49B2CF3BJan 16, 2016
2458D5FEBE81C181CCD132CAE41F5DA2F46FFeb 1, 2016
24464D9F333482D5025479408AA429D2A830Feb 12, 2016
245089B4D06A36E1B28E8960104405932ECEApr 11, 2016
2452AB1DE5547A5062E0FF8C7A78B9C55009Apr 12, 2016
24565611151ED1E206BBB8D25BD4D88B9238May 19, 2016
24285FB23CA40E564C0123104EC36ED36859Nov 8, 2016
2458E4EFEAFCC8FAB622293B68D66B3ACD35Jan 5, 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 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job^

  1. To enable deleting the 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job 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 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job 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 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job 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 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job 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 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job 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 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job 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 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job, 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 40db1533-f551-4998-8bca-934da85073e3-5_user.job and Associated Malware.