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File: 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job

Location of 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job and Associated Malware

Check whether 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job is present in the following locations:

96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job

If you find 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.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 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
140653C8A4A2BF05740D89FBB4F777D9110FJun 23, 2014
1388E1A6BB88B26DE2F4F063A5726B7F3A06Jun 28, 2014
1388B20F73EB4BF3000F37E7126EC55F9165Aug 1, 2014
138674F23E3E48D79AB0009ED1DB24AFF782Aug 12, 2014
1400AD69EFE1CEF5FA615D4124D7FAD13CC6Sep 10, 2014
139258896D1C558EDB72F5B71C1E5C06BB35Sep 28, 2014
1382241ACCE2A92A30B37A795D25165CED57Oct 6, 2014
14120517523C5CD2EFAE3B5684001D38A114Oct 16, 2014
13886C131136380592D5F012D5DFFE19F9F0Dec 4, 2014
13886FB0449F946BB4F83A8748461BF74D56Dec 7, 2014
139229EEFEE86BC7828391D2E969499D7BEDJan 22, 2015
14001F5623BEAC61AFE7B457992606560C79May 29, 2015
14284DB8D986845A50B2AB5A292A5A51D08BDec 5, 2016
14009725EB06B2DFF0CC50BE19A0365DBFF8Jan 30, 2017
1400565D7CA975E32B47E75A28A299E5B812Mar 15, 2017
1392E92D0A8258FD769BE725E86B556BEF7EMay 30, 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 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job^

  1. To enable deleting the 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.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 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.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 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.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 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.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 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.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 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.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 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.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 96431e5d-5723-4d78-ae7b-7096d51b336b-5.job and Associated Malware.