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File: Click Here.url

Location of Click Here.url and Associated Malware

Check whether Click Here.url is present in the following locations:

Click Here.url file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%DESKTOP%]\Click Here.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of Click Here.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1436532AAB58AEBF271F6A9D72BCD196BD1Jan 5, 2010
1360F0116466A51D99CE23E8A49D3854C44Jan 13, 2010
462C064DB51DE3F7C9CC2078A4D22EFD788Aug 3, 2010
127E5DA0305670067FC124AE738B2C84B2EMar 16, 2011
172D5A01688A264F1A25D6A2B790CFF2BC6May 8, 2011
240B872F07CF03CE3B4325535C98B520E38Jul 4, 2011
285CB05CCF4B220EE1D2A8F1D84E508D532Sep 2, 2012
69F30E36CDB0920AFF4E89BD894DCD8A36Jan 26, 2013
253A1B3362F35C80AF6C1600FF5D1FAC249Jan 29, 2013
11464B222D07840C06EA68D9D66C4C993E9Oct 21, 2013
88518929D203BF344BD2844CC26DE77C5A7Nov 30, 2015

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 Click Here.url^

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

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