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File: bingo.url

Location of bingo.url and Associated Malware

Check whether bingo.url is present in the following locations:

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\ online gaming\bingo.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\games\bingo.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\ online gaming\bingo.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\games\bingo.url

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


Different Variations of bingo.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1374619320D4655494D3B469276BE877900Jun 13, 2010
975E6C28EF74E3C00B485F182AB4ACF7E2Nov 20, 2010
103593A30B3064896A61586CDCB8A6349A6Mar 26, 2012
53851AB1A29F5230480623DE2E2047C5FC3May 22, 2012
103E1C8BA5EA25870E1D7D46EF2071A1F88Nov 17, 2012
97F7E3DD8F997A869022C21FB664D709F6Jul 18, 2013
103452933BA03EC47C473B234E6C4356C52Feb 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 bingo.url^

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

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