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File: Booking_helper.job

Location of Booking_helper.job and Associated Malware

Check whether Booking_helper.job is present in the following locations:

Booking_helper.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\Booking_helper.job

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


Different Variations of Booking_helper.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
23886089DA870AD987E95B7B51EFFAAB2FFJul 29, 2016
242F8C716A455E5D78FB2284A5823BDD970Aug 11, 2016
25645225184F75B9131E2DC869B793815C4Aug 30, 2016
2760734FD3FF77C4141F52736157AD5F013Sep 4, 2016
2849150F8B65CBD3F5596FD8CD7780DD3A9Sep 7, 2016
274B4DFDF9D2D64DEA9B9F3C1F544FB963FSep 8, 2016
244578B70B3B4A19922FE7E118FAC1879FFSep 17, 2016
2685FF68273A997836C9C25F662FD64B907Sep 20, 2016
2421320062F7462A04B869E816A5A2B536ESep 26, 2016
300D2FD29467750C37E9D5AFB64BE2FF4F2Oct 4, 2016
264F0023DD2923BA74E2F433AD0F3EF54D7Oct 11, 2016
242A9E8021D334BA7FC1E330FF125373CB0Oct 15, 2016
28410301252F72B758CA3CD628C337A1685Nov 7, 2016
2407D308B6C16E9A9AF9FA6F0E85C558B5FNov 12, 2016
250F17F2E52C5CCB49AE80447616C7C0386Nov 16, 2016
238687AFB91B249DD900FF8944DF275A554Nov 23, 2016
246EC7EAD42856601A5B01853E24C1BA1B0Nov 23, 2016
2582D8FBA51F8AAF39C41C164F541BC9524Nov 30, 2016
248B814B557EAE93A9AA6A4C13B02B8368ADec 11, 2016
254EF23C845CD5DB19136BD8DE21EFB33E7Dec 21, 2016
24462341DB95DA23BE26E46C9C54C6AA19CJan 6, 2017
268F2380A2E8E9047D40AFD2101B0CA53EFJan 14, 2017
2745C176AB181DA392BE39D4A595A50BB6FJan 29, 2017
2724AB756D3E8F2E2453393E2B462FAF463Jan 31, 2017
2443D626C8C0BE81C239E827F01D8BCC0BDFeb 10, 2017
240EEB25490F58AD126364E351BDF282035Feb 20, 2017
268EC51DA2513785F59039021866C8EF31AFeb 26, 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 Booking_helper.job^

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

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