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File: abengine.log

Location of abengine.log and Associated Malware

Check whether abengine.log is present in the following locations:

abengine.log file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Temp\abengine.log

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific abengine.log file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\abengine.log

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific abengine.log file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\abengine.log

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


Different Variations of abengine.log File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
35889C4C0461A75ED6371C3571D5494DAE4AJan 30, 2015
1100684F00366A82E1885FE89632AD48646AFFeb 13, 2015
34741193F7D8AE92ED58D880D79EC51E07B21Apr 1, 2015
8985A8E83563ECDB2F4BACB18C81FBC10189Apr 15, 2015
18547500C72ABED8F19EB9DAAC1310EED9908May 5, 2015
17561040958970EDE0E79422771CA25BA319EMay 11, 2015
79697384BBAF65EB96F2BE00930DD18310A295Sep 1, 2015
57017A1BD8BEBD3018374F578E180D21C1E7Apr 1, 2015
22154099C33CE47F73CD08A61D7165F6ECDBApr 15, 2015
13850B7927954B9786E87EC2F5EB53F2FEC1May 5, 2015
13810A835BE626016FFDEC6FA04F27449CA8May 11, 2015
13870AD8FB2ACA95EF4FBE5547DA8EF9212CMay 24, 2015
1367E81B49BCFC4452D2B4695DA62C911E9AJun 22, 2015
1368917E990003A336F29224DED6B030BC6FJun 25, 2015
1260A6130E054503008A8DEA30E65CB08787Jul 18, 2015
1387B7C7BF79064CC12080BE22568D706E6CAug 1, 2015
2540362AE55C1B5C9F8337725FFC76BCA6C3Dec 22, 2015
51970A54A62553B487EEA8FFF33431FEF812Feb 27, 2016
182588AB82CB2EB5A7034BEB8C2A5FC92FB31May 24, 2015
123971221F993D830062D903E9C0EEED4405EJun 22, 2015
2223029248CB3BD26BC09BE4EFD64908C9DE3Jun 25, 2015
394251CEC25631FD72316F00A5046E2D13F222Jul 18, 2015
318618F5C80B44790D364332EF71C4973FD107Aug 3, 2015
597959AF58B151634ADBA2A7563735A33C4744Sep 26, 2015
62058301919657D1ABF2FEA2A2B2EF2166FDDec 22, 2015
1888697A8B8C0197CAB6161EF6FB34AD367EDF6Feb 27, 2016
91337305542F990B8185D46D65F2AE6C60FC7FMar 3, 2016
528436F6555D77EBFA48826A4437C4719B6D8Jul 30, 2016
37082F4941B91D05764B61DDF79BCF0F0E1EAug 25, 2016
24740663C8DFD62AF30736DFDE2BE11FC768650Jun 21, 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 abengine.log^

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

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