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File: ccex.crx

Location of ccex.crx and Associated Malware

Check whether ccex.crx is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific ccex.crx file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\ccex.crx

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific ccex.crx file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\ccex.crx

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


Different Variations of ccex.crx File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
910101B4F03F77EB64EFB286800D87D1F75A4AJul 26, 2015
9011741281CD98D529D7124CAEBD0E6EA71EB7Oct 17, 2015
901297F4B20C7BCF7F8F3EE9564F9ADEF3504BDec 4, 2015
902447A499974BC4075B507AA59553B74029B0Apr 26, 2016
904309056D2281AF52BF019F3905B5A791B045Jun 4, 2016
910663FF1D7641754183257ED3A06A5DFA1A88Oct 21, 2016
89848135B5A771DAAAC8E07417753B3AE46275Dec 26, 2016
909589ECCD1619B717DAD2F6DF00E8E563C60BApr 23, 2017
910657F23B50D32011C8633AE0A9A996059D19May 11, 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 ccex.crx^

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

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