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File: Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job

Location of Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job and Associated Malware

Check whether Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job is present in the following locations:

Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job

If you find Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.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 Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
26604A2C4E0CBFAA855C49BFDC94D5DA948FFeb 22, 2014
26628D042BFB5B67A46E6B721904FBB081BBMar 1, 2014
2650829FDD5ADAF7E8C2AD246513C172A9EAApr 9, 2014
26505AA33D511392AFE181154FE5E8A650DCApr 16, 2014
2662E47057F465B578F0BCFEBBD361C870C6Apr 21, 2014
270800180F24E5AC2DC8657A3D9B06B37827Aug 5, 2014
265270D69F274AEB83CDABE5C4097FED9405Sep 22, 2014
26823091DDA13020BEBF8117352E55903262Oct 28, 2014
2654DB0413EBE1A78E7A79441FC71D8FFED5Dec 4, 2014
2652C8D76B539DE83C2B64BFA2D354A0AB08Apr 8, 2015
26681F2B907F77CA8ACFB30F02BEA6E38E86Jul 16, 2015
267635DDF062F002703C5248C1078EAB3D0FOct 28, 2015
26529AE2E8DEFB87B9118D344E37721FCEC5Dec 8, 2015
26527D663F6EFE100C0FFFAF5D2B94487FD7Feb 2, 2016
2668D6C1A1F088D979F4120B209E001C9F82Mar 23, 2016
2676993E482E7A1DB547F94D416B84F3962DMay 6, 2016
2656C3305D194DA185E405B1586272549260Jul 10, 2016
2680D0FDFE500D5755E201AF68566EA19D70Oct 9, 2016

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 Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job^

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

    • The deletion of Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.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 Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.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 Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.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 Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.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 Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.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 Apps Hat Mini-firefoxinstaller.job and Associated Malware.