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Thanks so much for your help. For now, this seemed to have solved the problem and found all the infected files. I'll keep you updated, as I know this virus can be very hard to kill.

Thanks a million.


File: backwindow232.exe

Location of backwindow232.exe and Associated Malware

Check whether backwindow232.exe is present in the following locations:

backwindow232.exe file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%USER_RECYCLE_BIN%]\backwindow232.exe

If you find backwindow232.exe 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 backwindow232.exe file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of backwindow232.exe File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
153600C88D30E60D7A34A499AB23A44A6D91ABNov 30, 2016
1827846302022041E89FD12169B37BE112E229Jan 9, 2017
160768B23C63ED59BA478F7D93CBE448F8C2BDFeb 13, 2017
1623042560365A8A8641ADEC0447382F05A2E4Feb 23, 2017
168960515FCC1F8F7D2A13BD4CA10C7B9233E7Mar 2, 2017
135168EBE9B364E804BF818D8184DCD62F6627Mar 10, 2017
94208711C11F1073A8FDFC952769C626BC41DMar 20, 2017
13926489AE10EFA9C269C1CA20A2DE7DABB738Mar 22, 2017
15155249F1BCE9E6032F44615E7580F6031845Apr 16, 2017
118784A134C52F7CAB979E1D80266ACC115032May 5, 2017
1024003A4A9B5B42494AB38B02F4987B933CE0May 10, 2017
110592C5AD0A0B6A90158759F4F4B79D2571D0May 15, 2017
143360B36972B63F0A73B49B22570AFC49C6A5Jun 3, 2017
110592F7953C7D88CE995466E2CB97AA9FA53FJun 13, 2017
2298881FEA426247334B564B65C2B8D36C47DDFeb 2, 2019

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 backwindow232.exe^

  1. To enable deleting the backwindow232.exe 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 backwindow232.exe and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of backwindow232.exe 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 backwindow232.exe and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of backwindow232.exe 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 backwindow232.exe 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 backwindow232.exe 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 backwindow232.exe. The name of the first found registry value referencing backwindow232.exe 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 backwindow232.exe, 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 backwindow232.exe and Associated Malware.