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File: BackgroundContainer Startup Task

Location of BackgroundContainer Startup Task and Associated Malware

Check whether BackgroundContainer Startup Task is present in the following locations:

BackgroundContainer Startup Task file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\BackgroundContainer Startup Task

If you find BackgroundContainer Startup Task 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 BackgroundContainer Startup Task file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of BackgroundContainer Startup Task File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
33767442549F78ACAC47A47A21C9453253A1Nov 5, 2013
3364A3C72AAED99FEE25CD9EE60992E6C76BDec 17, 2013
340624D349A4902AB9788528BFFEB6B0192CDec 29, 2013
337603E12F57C6882AEC5EE8B6F756EA1A8AJan 15, 2014
3388ADD73666524906962CA1B3B99706EE20Jan 23, 2014
33707C44478A6A5704E81E244AE824B9A033Feb 1, 2014
335802BCFC80B660559AB0031B69C79FD912Feb 1, 2014
336487BE47813C97F17FF07A87337296BB07Feb 1, 2014
3382538A30FEB70FD1C947DCDEF7971E602FFeb 2, 2014
33820C92AD06678BBF57AC4079ED1DE9FE58Feb 4, 2014
3388848D32C155945C7704C9E0A2D3BE541AFeb 6, 2014
337633A53209184CDE8110B2A7C4675CE5A1Feb 9, 2014
3352107C595D0D5F678808E7036C418648A3Feb 11, 2014
34184B4E765276F284D7BE185281E46D6D8EFeb 13, 2014
33528EEBB1B0925053B9D2B27982C9CBB031Feb 16, 2014
343099992FEC44182DA9D601A1955AE3E86CFeb 18, 2014
3346D1A126C29984CA9B6142C4513AD9F760Feb 19, 2014
337602F1A3CC12400CB338E2A0DEACDE1E36Feb 23, 2014
3370287172A45A0DF5B27448944CD4F46829Feb 25, 2014
33523CE2A83DFF2B9A0F8ADEF775DDFF617AMar 6, 2014
3358A1565965532D1B736935039DFBA65E4AMar 6, 2014
3406372DDD78AC5CD0E2608FA7E182F869DFMar 12, 2014
3376948E8BB06D16CD1A1C1D3DE1A8D6E324Mar 21, 2014
3400587D1D4176C13D67DD89AB15707E74ECApr 8, 2014
3388E86F13212114A3B0B4D9614873C660D0Apr 9, 2014
337083587E1D7738DCD49DB0F0B7F3D7C20DApr 10, 2014
3382EAF1B7119B88101D2F71916DB44657A2Apr 16, 2014
3406A8F081843BDBB73B3B2D47BE07BD022FApr 18, 2014
3282827BE57109EDD9D45F8C1B3EB3FAA1B9Apr 21, 2014
338293F486D720A80B9685D99B0E115ABEFAApr 25, 2014
33764D4BC87451418B7DD05629D606824A16Apr 27, 2014
3380485A8D395D8D831277691116E36ADF81May 13, 2014
3406B62FD446E18D1F3AB7162195B6C3135FMay 20, 2014
34446A06B23837D017DFDE9D102137B276F4May 27, 2014
3394C1F3F3B035F8C662BC76A4D5BD32CF06Jun 6, 2014
2992811C01CF0209A275E0E93176DA526738Jun 6, 2014
3376EEEEFDFA531BEF7673483D3BD15D2255Jun 12, 2014
3382AB4436BB9D32D1D8C9AEB5C33D802BEFJun 12, 2014
3406AA362A934A03255DA32F5A70B75B0871Jun 16, 2014
33728123BDE1A2E00A670D17295C054FC057Jun 28, 2014
34066ECA474FF226706A1BC617345B6DC39CJun 28, 2014
33907CD1D8746EC12C254F0FA281A706936CJun 30, 2014
336447F835A2C99E535C79261EA04713E0C1Jul 11, 2014
3370FC7A0E3038086F6C3236D46DAE2BD69DJul 28, 2014
337649E20060E6CD8404030C6FC2F6D3509AAug 3, 2014
3376F87F6E50E9A7791F3E776DD7406961C5Aug 6, 2014
33644DDEC1C85D78C66FC50083E6FA4C8583Aug 18, 2014
3376819081F19AD9837CFCFCCD15E3736CF1Aug 23, 2014
3382B670C0B6ED8743823CCCF579DEE6FF4FAug 25, 2014
3364288D2C6EF274E9FEA7F0C1469FACD581Aug 27, 2014
3370F0A748B5B28C0EBB7F1B49D7ADDD9882Aug 28, 2014
2984DDAC047AC9647AC2AE8FB9D074968E1ASep 2, 2014
33584DD37026D56164A7182C9FC09E01EC67Sep 3, 2014
33883D2610F48EF9D7C8D17C579D5B183DD4Sep 12, 2014
3364938D47FAA7D35755B0A142173FE207E5Sep 13, 2014
3376246B231B16A1CA44A3867EAB3A0F4942Sep 23, 2014
3364229312456FE1CD56FB2579E9756F4100Oct 6, 2014
336498A63352E0C46A746FAEFAE22ABACA1BOct 16, 2014
340681813F3949909510845E228A8FCB1D22Oct 27, 2014
33584A744B2F7CA8FB084EDE2EAD16BC4DEEOct 31, 2014
3370F9DBDEE5FF759D8C6FE34789BC7FA2C3Nov 8, 2014
33788FF3B2E6173AB0262ABBB9B0E2C20DF8Dec 29, 2014
3366BEA5FB5B1BD7D2B3852761868C1243E3Feb 17, 2015
33700CC00C5DCBA522EBD3515CF4B761879DApr 1, 2015
33641FA2C7B59CA9DA6C124729AE68C17F9DApr 4, 2015
337667F474BC03C2D2D0A1B139911384DAACMay 9, 2015
33708FC9F1E6D6EEA99FEF49720B87F8CC22May 22, 2015
336493C6303D216315CA25A8FE84268E3C2EAug 21, 2015
3364F40D5485E25CA1DB64B53A298514FA2FAug 21, 2015
3382F914179EB2F6139EB1D5C81D5F4BFDC6Oct 3, 2015
337691383C5F2305B468FFF8BA359DE03D16Oct 17, 2015
3390C333E8115CAC177C88FB0D4C83D84DF8Dec 22, 2015
336697387E306F92660584A832A23E89CD15Apr 2, 2016
3418E2BC6732DA756348DA82BAAF6160BD54Apr 13, 2016
337621E865F92B0679BC3667FFAB8A81A0D8Apr 16, 2016
3364C693D27FEA41A1AE302DE8E43271AF86May 7, 2016
3492CF73EF2AC281A90946F4D34254AB64C5Aug 18, 2016
3378D8166C16642FD5703B5BEDE601509F37Oct 17, 2016
3376BB16FDDDFFB8A9F8245E8793F773C205Jan 30, 2017
3378D4FA5DDA504F8DB047DE4B79CADFB8DFMar 21, 2017
3388336558D3BA074CEB4CD3BA3D11DC8351Apr 11, 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 BackgroundContainer Startup Task^

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

    • The deletion of BackgroundContainer Startup Task 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 BackgroundContainer Startup Task 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 BackgroundContainer Startup Task 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 BackgroundContainer Startup Task. The name of the first found registry value referencing BackgroundContainer Startup Task 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 BackgroundContainer Startup Task, 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 BackgroundContainer Startup Task and Associated Malware.