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File: casino.url

Location of casino.url and Associated Malware

Check whether casino.url is present in the following locations:

casino.url file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%DESKTOP%]\casino.url

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\games\casino.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\casino.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Start Menu\casino.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\games\casino.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\casino.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\casino.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of casino.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
138766879558FD2CBFCA4D15039CDD43818Jun 13, 2010
2022962C64329009965A87CEA2CACE29C0DApr 2, 2013
302F0C025BE9E8E4FE5508FBE3874C444F0Jun 4, 2010
214E683F04F8C5638B4A107BCC9221DEF78Jul 27, 2010
2686F477AC5F66D70659E9A87596949CFF2Aug 13, 2010
220739D524ADB82D3A3A8CC55FE4FD2E6A3Nov 9, 2010
529F4E40D25354DFBFF60E24E6D2AAD53CDec 6, 2010
233AB93D8995F1AD53113388EA017E47539Mar 17, 2011
1892EF5214DB6EA380734BFC8615B1281BDOct 18, 2011
28116BED57BB17178F7DD5B801AB534C61CJan 18, 2013
16697EF3BC68E230449DF5C6194DF77896B0Apr 11, 2013
595C9541E6859AEF29DC86C78B5FEEDBCFBJun 21, 2013
3755888E4D1C131F74F5C2502128D866FF8Aug 21, 2013
21544919715ADFEF28A36C8880B1EBCCB08Mar 9, 2015
1771EC48402957A9CF3BF3FEEE786741108May 10, 2011
349143D07D7174FBC3D3CAFE47B6FBEC94DApr 16, 2012
1649358046CA14D262CE893A6812524FEE4Dec 3, 2012
211657F6171BE762027109A5E2D24850318Oct 22, 2014
120748485AA310D1B3CE477A88B1638D14FJan 9, 2010
24546162E36C8FC52390C2A9E0F9E1A555EMar 14, 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 casino.url^

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

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