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File: Browser Updater.job

Location of Browser Updater.job and Associated Malware

Check whether Browser Updater.job is present in the following locations:

Browser Updater.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\Browser Updater.job

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


Different Variations of Browser Updater.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
4082EA52EDE1B948E38FCE1360A10558530Feb 12, 2014
378BA1535C8BFC03448D5A063C05B1E905EFeb 18, 2014
474EADF0DA827C830BF854C4BEC459329ADApr 2, 2014
48040BDB57DB2FBF4E132EAA844950EF30AMay 13, 2014
4169B7406A8FE1B7B458B22588F54A3E09FMay 23, 2014
434E4CA47DECB17227170044E5E0635A595Jun 1, 2014
434AA2C1A7B954960D7EEA74823C21701A7Sep 19, 2014
4645570620CFCCB21D6469936166E247C8BSep 19, 2014
406ADEF4F60D55CEC1CC62D2E6171086DE0Oct 20, 2014
47083F00EAA88E2B0F216C713961E9B2B66Nov 10, 2014
4166B162F3F22791D4D3A951D4D6596F00ADec 12, 2014
414F2EB9FCE5B33E47C26658492CF59A24FSep 5, 2015
3622C6917DEA713A1FC728626CEBCAA9103Feb 10, 2016
3942F5420BA4198EFDF7E60E7CD1FB912A0Feb 20, 2016
37876CB0843797C48C6DE956D57FDCD5AC8May 29, 2016
3724A4CF575CEA9D135124CEAFB81BFAB9CJun 18, 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 Browser Updater.job^

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

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