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File: BrowserSafeguard Update Task

Location of BrowserSafeguard Update Task and Associated Malware

Check whether BrowserSafeguard Update Task is present in the following locations:

BrowserSafeguard Update Task file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\BrowserSafeguard Update Task

If you find BrowserSafeguard Update Task 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 BrowserSafeguard Update Task file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of BrowserSafeguard Update Task File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3846B23F54451CAB650E90B4F307DF5BA04FJun 22, 2014
437626C310B268FD626604D6FEE02311E9BDJun 24, 2014
4364500CEF5EFC9627802CF1B0D0827184A9Jun 26, 2014
383612A89B177B3937C44B5513C67F887F88Jul 3, 2014
38381F47ABA7B43A284CBFAC821D5959E3ACJul 11, 2014
4370D0DF354B6B20C015AFCEE04C16057AE3Jul 20, 2014
3848491E7937C0A0319BF6A807C6FC4BB206Jul 20, 2014
3848ACB2F86C2F816284C47E073894D42FCAJul 21, 2014
3838341333108EF2C35B9543D8C852422625Aug 2, 2014
4376A258B697937F72A1C97392290C2409D3Aug 10, 2014
3852BF77F2E7979D673DD4A7989EA05AF281Aug 25, 2014
43602C386EA89A419DEC0CEDCB13A0776370Sep 2, 2014
41946FFCC5DACC92883E1285B5FA64E85C51Oct 2, 2014
3862C24E2FF0B3600A9C0F35DBD954E3769EOct 27, 2014
4400ECDCBBECF754570BDABF9F8CA97F5DD3Oct 27, 2014
3842C778ADE520174E326AD99F7C5DD62CF4Dec 3, 2014
38787FDC7F121E32C256129F753633D68323Dec 27, 2014
4380B69B51F7D3DD9DDD3CC3E7C34E7775E4Feb 17, 2015
3868B469C3C021DAE3DDFB064E2CF5034BDAApr 27, 2015
44147C5E73CFC8DF6C1BAF5965A3AF53BCFDAug 19, 2015
3846AB0950CBF43D59ADE551BB78063B7D2BNov 15, 2015
384423C2A600A445769537C96ED4DC46F508Dec 6, 2015
43768F4A7E1BC2C3392B2AFE852695561C68Mar 30, 2016
3874B3A2EDB7A118C6A3821A7A17CF208EA9Sep 4, 2016
35361F3F8CC681CCF3BEA17238FD5E9B681DDec 10, 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 BrowserSafeguard Update Task^

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

    • The deletion of BrowserSafeguard Update Task 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 BrowserSafeguard Update Task 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 BrowserSafeguard Update Task 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 BrowserSafeguard Update Task. The name of the first found registry value referencing BrowserSafeguard Update Task 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 BrowserSafeguard Update Task, 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 BrowserSafeguard Update Task and Associated Malware.