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File: AAntivirus.job

Location of AAntivirus.job and Associated Malware

Check whether AAntivirus.job is present in the following locations:

AAntivirus.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\AAntivirus.job

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


Different Variations of AAntivirus.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
228D02A7FA02ECD48549ACB12F38946F77BApr 4, 2010
23420E1BC9FD533C54F7B9404580E1B2948May 26, 2010
24691CCAE2AD295D6700A4DEFB0B5A4BE03Jun 6, 2010
232B11719E8BB240A74163EDEBFAF57E21BAug 24, 2010
2260B122D140F105535D638E91FD8D68B82Oct 12, 2010
2309ABC3D9910BB7C537FE486487258E0B3Mar 19, 2011
228F9564F2A86746B21800A246CD2AC384AOct 21, 2011
230C648C2F9443894260D714A7B14610EF0Dec 6, 2011
230C9039577FFC3E02088A7571A11FD9452Dec 6, 2011
2280A1347EBB72743315D146F66E27E38ECDec 20, 2011
2300402CBDE5BA722AD812C31895B91D387Mar 6, 2012
234EA2576F76770631B0C6EFD100CDDB189Dec 2, 2012

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 AAntivirus.job^

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

    • The deletion of AAntivirus.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 AAntivirus.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 AAntivirus.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 AAntivirus.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing AAntivirus.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 AAntivirus.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 AAntivirus.job and Associated Malware.