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File: Astromenda.job

Location of Astromenda.job and Associated Malware

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

Astromenda.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\Astromenda.job

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


Different Variations of Astromenda.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3007C15B824A59561091B56E93926D74C4EAug 8, 2014
29225FAE8EDA9522DB956551BBDFE1ECE87Aug 8, 2014
292E02AF23D163C19888D26E88184E34DF5Aug 9, 2014
3001D64D9A023A359E4A725261E66B77A60Aug 18, 2014
30632FD8A448A0A797DB19E9FB06E560474Aug 19, 2014
308D94E50F396CD7FE09B39D4C4DFC83FFCAug 20, 2014
2969C390023D3401772FAECB6701E5EA9D3Aug 25, 2014
284D07FA2245CB8EA94DEC9499A62E19BD5Aug 25, 2014
300CA92B20826B460033928BF8ADAFD8E60Sep 7, 2014
296060EF2FFF0D653D143B37E9965E695DBSep 18, 2014
310917C1B0D397B5764086A93887ECE8905Sep 22, 2014
316C4686B1F49D5610B590ECDCEDDB9D2A3Oct 10, 2014
292EB6D5BF89A221B79FD836759E9242DCDOct 11, 2014
31084675F3D21B0E4B0859A9056DA4148C3Oct 28, 2014
29664BF1CBFA149A71065788673FFAB7FECFeb 10, 2015
304035303AB9EF0D946D2AAA0D05BBC5B59Jun 12, 2015
31084DB8585C59EB1E19F720A247ABF8B0BJan 25, 2016
3264D9CC2698EB18D843FE5C8C07CB34DCFFeb 28, 2016
32836A92B6C8E06446DB1B4E536CA5EBF58Apr 11, 2016
288BB9381AEA4A8FEEFFC2DA4F39C2E4ED3May 30, 2016
288C783707A24A065BA304469F79BCF58DBJul 20, 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 Astromenda.job^

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

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