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File: Advanced-PC-Care_Logon

Location of Advanced-PC-Care_Logon and Associated Malware

Check whether Advanced-PC-Care_Logon is present in the following locations:

Advanced-PC-Care_Logon file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Advanced-PC-Care_Logon

If you find Advanced-PC-Care_Logon 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 Advanced-PC-Care_Logon file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of Advanced-PC-Care_Logon File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3044F9CE36BA208F717F7ED384EA99C68D0EAug 31, 2016
3042FA04255C8D726E82FD4AD1AF1C9CEB08Sep 25, 2016
304496F9B8A2C78D4126FAF2F001E9E1DDC5Oct 3, 2016
304445B189B32567F59B2F19CF65792E6382Nov 18, 2016
30445BD95ACCE44EFD2996FA724DCE5F0092Dec 12, 2016
304470E21089DE3DD9B7EE3D36DECDFD438ADec 14, 2016
3044E3F3C4F0F748010DE0DBBD3CC96981E7Dec 19, 2016
3166A74A55B2AAC91E990D6AE2CA43053211Jan 2, 2017
3166A4A960CAC25545F30CD4028F54392888Jan 27, 2017
3166E2524B6FA19777A5A501A3BFB24CBD14Feb 7, 2017
31664AD59E5A0F531326B647DD82B96685DEApr 5, 2017
30449F97B435C5A74E8F584CEE82F0CF2720Apr 12, 2017
2346A48DB12D4D0D7156FEE5D1B76C33B3EEMay 24, 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 Advanced-PC-Care_Logon^

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

    • The deletion of Advanced-PC-Care_Logon 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 Advanced-PC-Care_Logon 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 Advanced-PC-Care_Logon 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 Advanced-PC-Care_Logon. The name of the first found registry value referencing Advanced-PC-Care_Logon 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 Advanced-PC-Care_Logon, 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 Advanced-PC-Care_Logon and Associated Malware.