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File: AntispywareBot System Startup.job

Location of AntispywareBot System Startup.job and Associated Malware

Check whether AntispywareBot System Startup.job is present in the following locations:

AntispywareBot System Startup.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\AntispywareBot System Startup.job

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

Notes:

Different Variations of AntispywareBot System Startup.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
410C559B72F0EBC05891A766FDB12DB4621Jan 7, 2010
4085FD55654E0FDC60DF3B90CE3332929E7Feb 19, 2010
412AF06A68D99842F0E35B0A03FC452F530Mar 10, 2010
4089DA0DBEC5AB079227D9B0B74FEA7059EMar 14, 2010
408F625795359B1E231850A732EAA1C2CA4Mar 20, 2010
4125ABA304A18760EF4BD498C37635CCA25Mar 28, 2010
41034911CED6B50C25DEE9BB13C6EE6A5A0Apr 20, 2010
404784F8C217B4A03B5FA2BBBF65691AECFJun 25, 2010
410CD0246BBD57112C83B609E29162BE4E1Jul 3, 2010
412D877CE2DC707CD6846641429288C3445Jul 7, 2010
4125DF8C1DBCE9753B07D948DE0247C033DJul 11, 2010
4108AD9593EC02D5BC39A0C63022197B6B1Jul 17, 2010
408671DAAFE42C8D69A9AEEB6E3E003D1D5Aug 10, 2010
40893EBEB511E70FD8AC1CC6248171FA013Aug 14, 2010
410D9579AA6D61F491B590E5F27C8DA6556Aug 27, 2010
4088C3E2A46A44BD16D9D37E8DA87F9647FSep 2, 2010
4089F0C8FED86C63E32E9288488059C70A3Sep 11, 2010
408BA4A81F984B99C69F3173E8EFE6AE3C2Sep 18, 2010
414C9E8A4E5956C3A52717AD619D49A4C50Nov 11, 2010
4103147C41F435A68A995CE6B9B733FF188Nov 14, 2010
410527935053D6869E864403046E36CDE4ADec 14, 2010
406CB3E159613F4679E981D5D1BDDB907EDDec 20, 2010
4063DB932DBF9816B11918F7CC4C0F73509Dec 30, 2010
410ABD9609D810876D3B2293CD4C78AF730Jan 26, 2011
4144B0E7D204FEE37EB0431A910793F200CMar 4, 2011
4102299311685111E707D757933C09D1DC3Nov 2, 2011
416AD8B397ED44DB8E29053FBB026435570Apr 8, 2012
412F88F7A098DE982F9EDBAEF5498734229Jun 11, 2012
4067D031E1F062F6490106E86DA4F0A0EE9May 1, 2013
410359746DB41DC6D63B2D4BDB6224725F0Jun 3, 2013

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 AntispywareBot System Startup.job^

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

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