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File: ChelfNotify Task

Location of ChelfNotify Task and Associated Malware

Check whether ChelfNotify Task is present in the following locations:

ChelfNotify Task file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\ChelfNotify Task

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

Notes:

Different Variations of ChelfNotify Task File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
35382FCCA9089E8DD2A3BE57AC1A41922EADAug 11, 2016
3442C0FEB11D0B806F467517050E1DBF77BDAug 13, 2016
344056108A66C9FBFA886F597D2A093B654DAug 16, 2016
3456DE00419F49048D7FDEBBF307FACF638ESep 3, 2016
34401F3A43A5A0B9A43906733033BEBFF5C9Sep 9, 2016
345251571C6CCDE03C33F6DEB0637CDC5361Sep 14, 2016
34402734351A956E70D00A2C8861C7D9B646Sep 14, 2016
3442AFFE1189C13B8BD82DEDDC7D156F6AABSep 15, 2016
34408C75AB128BD8CC279E380F529EBC9388Sep 19, 2016
34423D231D29E9B2AF2341C402B1B6ACC927Sep 19, 2016
3434ADC50D47EF97F271D4C21DA2A8A7A0DASep 21, 2016
34387775809E5D11C8D6C2EDDBD11129D44ESep 25, 2016
3440F1892676381660A4076220C8D771DC93Sep 28, 2016
3442025BAD0EC99746B5D312F1C2BC9136CBOct 7, 2016
3444282B5E7673CE1F4F198B89D70EA3786FOct 11, 2016
34409B6AF0A87153A1A11476CA505A92680BOct 25, 2016
35426AB07E1A006FCAFB53195C7893F2E221Nov 5, 2016
3432B94029B411D36907BE508955934ABCEDNov 7, 2016
344094D4FA314DB14595E709E20A7087792DNov 16, 2016
343664A996D50D4BC3328ECE0F489063A92BNov 17, 2016
344642C5AFB677B9BF1DFF1556C871FF6F33Nov 18, 2016
34406FA63B6B4AA6DC9D5568B98F727C2DB8Nov 20, 2016
3442ADF908DD0A834453CFA04A1B9F66404FNov 24, 2016
3434D86F82BE58932F64E8744C1B4EB30B28Dec 7, 2016
34482B6FD97A48C1499AB9D02282E9118935Dec 8, 2016
3438AFBFC46E0E4756D5D7A75470DD88C563Dec 10, 2016
3442EFFBF1E81CD29A026675E6E8802FEF66Dec 10, 2016
344416EF1B74352CB4F6057DA861DD2A5E2ADec 12, 2016
3436FF2E818A6B01DDBE3B348620256A4B6FDec 12, 2016
364494DE755FE4B5B416999B442CF078321BDec 16, 2016
34383313686255BC84029BC0FC00E6EA6CA4Dec 29, 2016
3446B2AD5129C9A02F60A29EA1C0640A9175Jan 9, 2017
3438C3A3AD57F2FC3D1D67B4AD19C22C7CC5Jan 19, 2017
3454501B2B84DC3C68614C99F8CE99279D13Jan 27, 2017
3440FD617780CDEAF7E58799E1E8EA93C73DJan 27, 2017
2482DC59778B289CB85B3BEA63509CAF331AFeb 1, 2017
344045E53C05ADD003919A28C33A19D936BDFeb 1, 2017
343875E045D26F309ADFD6DB3A5748813112Feb 4, 2017
3458563DEEED2E2061DC80825E665337003AFeb 7, 2017
3456BB14432811D20D5CA8A2CF6CBEFEBCA9Feb 17, 2017
34441D063A624636F813CFA1E93DFBFCC138Feb 19, 2017
344630207F1B0395CD1E62FF30E88E8040D3Mar 7, 2017
3438EA663CC755089B239E43738E8EF97A1DMar 7, 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 ChelfNotify Task^

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

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