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File: card games.url

Location of card games.url and Associated Malware

Check whether card games.url is present in the following locations:

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\games\card games.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\games\card games.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of card games.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1427CE4F7BFE075CE342408450CD09CFC7DJun 13, 2010
1817BBBDE554F548828D45B235EDFF1A5FAJun 15, 2010
83E1362BA7A3F0B09CAF6FEB5543AA2817Dec 24, 2010
114629346447858D0B264E3E4F7B0F4A422May 17, 2011
108E6E5A2F14A2CC481030DEEA57F24B8EDMar 26, 2012
118D7C8F4837FA9C7D4C8F1C4E1F5A83742Aug 6, 2012
130E33B830785DBC78449E616C1255831B6Oct 29, 2012
108D1C3BA514B78DB9B4F9A28A1CA366C55Nov 17, 2012
148B74B20A752077621C8D843BE7008F3B0Jan 12, 2013
1594295F1CB751F46148B98DC122574449DJul 18, 2013
1089EA2BD17DD3A21F198D622180968EF45Feb 4, 2010
17442C6C8CA57BCFE4AA57AD6C2343D8867Mar 25, 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 card games.url^

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

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