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File: Cheap Software.url

Location of Cheap Software.url and Associated Malware

Check whether Cheap Software.url is present in the following locations:

Cheap Software.url file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%DESKTOP%]\Cheap Software.url

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Start Menu\Cheap Software.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\Cheap Software.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Start Menu\Programs\Cheap Software.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Cheap Software.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\Cheap Software.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Cheap Software.url

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


Different Variations of Cheap Software.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1362DCEB529132DA957A66D39CA1EC7C763Feb 7, 2011
136C2A5F40E746655876EE0FC1FC9181B0CJan 20, 2014
136939FD4B947133A3D977F34C788346EE2Oct 9, 2014
136AEFCA54FF4BDCEB47C302420D50A7CD3Jan 6, 2010
13660CCC567954A591F8C6D68CF2A3C3832Mar 6, 2010
49EF96491426608F8FDD7AE03EDDA8D93FApr 30, 2010
4861AB6D993B46E05DC5E1A049DB14A580Jul 30, 2010
136D0C9513CB426B190E75E2DEE227B9A4EJan 16, 2011
1810A621FF88193E6BE9947BA7A359B57E7Sep 9, 2011
22675E3EA8CE4E59784D97E8E8B874BF17DDec 29, 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 Cheap Software.url^

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

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