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File: auto leasing.url

Location of auto leasing.url and Associated Malware

Check whether auto leasing.url is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific auto leasing.url file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\finance\auto leasing.url

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific auto leasing.url file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\finance\auto leasing.url

If you find auto leasing.url 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 auto leasing.url file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of auto leasing.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
144B38C8731CA8D09AA2362CE86BD039940Jun 13, 2010
110F1CA337C0665DC5894F3777BAB6A5A26Dec 1, 2010
1102A4E2E2217D9004E7DA17B80CBD45FCDMar 26, 2012
1100BE1BC935BEE486266CE9609DB91A120Nov 17, 2012
110BADF51D1C1C5D3014AFEB228FB848437Feb 4, 2010

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 auto leasing.url^

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

    • The deletion of auto leasing.url 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 auto leasing.url 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 auto leasing.url 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 auto leasing.url. The name of the first found registry value referencing auto leasing.url 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 auto leasing.url, 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 auto leasing.url and Associated Malware.