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File: 73db5414.rdb

Location of 73db5414.rdb and Associated Malware

Check whether 73db5414.rdb is present in the following locations:

73db5414.rdb file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\73db5414.rdb

If you find 73db5414.rdb 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 73db5414.rdb file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of 73db5414.rdb File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
286727594A23659F4F27ABFAE616A5CCF176BMar 22, 2011
2048079DBF5C781A7CAD8AA52BB7414FBA550Apr 7, 2011
2048040F1A3AEC8BBEC85E913EB614B0B5B1FApr 12, 2011
24576E23D76B108A2BA4B14779208B92E0F2FMay 8, 2011
327686FAF4B42603976DB24589F7F69EB05C3Jun 9, 2011
204806D3CE55E6CE6268DE438F01CE218E20CJul 6, 2011
286729EB0EC9E914B73113B450492B6C9B762Jun 22, 2012
28672BD4A6128D6F81BCB4C58898DE883DDD4Jun 24, 2013
245768E07423F841A41C93D54256D2C3E4188Nov 1, 2013
24576FDCE25EA1965F66F9D208957997BB998Aug 27, 2014
32768B1A5B91968147DB380BAD7A94E36D9E9Aug 18, 2016

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 73db5414.rdb^

  1. To enable deleting the 73db5414.rdb 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 73db5414.rdb and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of 73db5414.rdb 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 73db5414.rdb and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of 73db5414.rdb 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 73db5414.rdb 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 73db5414.rdb 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 73db5414.rdb. The name of the first found registry value referencing 73db5414.rdb 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 73db5414.rdb, 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 73db5414.rdb and Associated Malware.