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File: classical music.url

Location of classical music.url and Associated Malware

Check whether classical music.url is present in the following locations:

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\music\classical music.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\music\classical music.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of classical music.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
147105F71A0EF6C05894EC58C4026BC1438Jun 13, 2010
439A1A2DAD7ACAE1817916FAF1ADC061466Nov 11, 2010
88B35D021907494068465EBBF6B04425C6Dec 24, 2010
1191F1639227F60D1FD7E4D3C20C510BB24May 17, 2011
271D1D6BC545E6E303DAABE281F4C19F034Jan 10, 2012
113EF18A15E2042EA07C9E90B54C3934DB0Nov 17, 2012
15346352CEB50FCAC7542DD1E2D09CF16E8Jun 19, 2013
1642F70BD413F2E7CCD71A59CAEE3648564Jul 5, 2013
179236D86CA0F0100A2F3F2483E0EDA9116Mar 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 classical music.url^

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

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