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File: bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml

Location of bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml and Associated Malware

Check whether bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml

If you find bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml 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 bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
11162E186DE0BF0A2F054B372AD1F92B66F8Sep 19, 2014
11518731A7D8FA23D541458D8D91932CD3C0Apr 3, 2015
1072B3D74E344C18E0123EAA2E01447AF89EMay 7, 2015
11164C039C1670A50F05B657E1006FB316B2Jun 9, 2015
11160273C0832F6B671369BD931E33072D78Jul 5, 2015
2746CD28018CDC07F5A14278D52587BBF931Mar 20, 2016
1116CCFE22BFA17FAFCC823047DA63A24573Jun 22, 2016
111636768F67C6E47131A56DFF01AD4D57A3Jul 14, 2016
1042C88CFEB3AC3CB33D2E773196B7E27BC4Sep 3, 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 bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml^

  1. To enable deleting the bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml 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 bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml 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 bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml 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 bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml 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 bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml 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 bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml. The name of the first found registry value referencing bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml 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 bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml, 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 bittorrentcontrolv12-customized-web-search.xml and Associated Malware.