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File: cliconf.chm

Location of cliconf.chm and Associated Malware

Check whether cliconf.chm is present in the following locations:

cliconf.chm file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Help\cliconf.chm

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


Different Variations of cliconf.chm File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
595335AB9AFFD93D145E6F197A5A7798B53CF7Jul 7, 2010
311099832E479BBCF0684221ECDFECC83EB205Aug 12, 2010
288647DC932234B1A2D8A43B3CC4D3AA131E1EAug 31, 2010
2891591708B877E7C86AED1BF0726E92202673Aug 31, 2010
28553165041D5E462B98EC6EDFB782E053FD8FSep 17, 2010
316219DB8AEBBA36FEFB4417D1BC0337A557ADOct 5, 2010
3648592F0ECE6246134A1779D1469CC45D1FF8Oct 12, 2010
304955CB8B56DF1CA2D9BE7AB515ECAA0BF39BOct 18, 2010
286087CECD3860C7F42DFFEDBF58E18EFF6DEBNov 11, 2010
287547AF603D39A17FB7269D645425EBAC5A0BJan 5, 2011
2870353DE5CF685B532914FEC167A3EDBE6C66Jan 8, 2011
2861610E839C382C62586F1FA9A0180833E568Jan 27, 2011
3102258C2E3CD24AB25A9897E9FE416766EF89Jan 28, 2011
285575634E1DA11951B2D2F4F91B8E7401C7CEFeb 15, 2011
376971891D6585190BC5D5A219562C998AE945Feb 26, 2011
348475816B1E55AB587A7322E9EB0FBDEB9EF3Mar 6, 2011
471753559E1D5F8A48CECB570AD5098274D250Mar 9, 2011
323273AEFC62C69DD99C2D7693732F732F177FMar 9, 2011
3023959DD72CE9C22CFC7CCB213FAAE74CE861Mar 24, 2011
37461967F44FF3A613C987A13652A9A22DBF8BApr 11, 2011
386897BCEAE7E9637E969F34F5B1BDCDC070F9May 6, 2011
3894351A4568DA0496536E383C7D7AFB9D466FMay 15, 2011
285019720AC1695E0219AF096AB70E575EEC91May 19, 2011
360763A20981BC991E8420E53F53E038B7A276Jun 10, 2011
3607373D0ECA545F19BF88239B2A72C02BA7FFSep 27, 2011
28596735CEA86CE2FE3849B982376784C88A62Nov 6, 2011
370446E7D5BC9663FA02A9CA5C2598CD778F62Nov 19, 2011
299209685C6E002F1B7617073B8E5D4CE34B30Dec 28, 2011
426299CE970CC94AC334C85BF1C80B480B9A2FJan 11, 2012
2991476360EE7DDCB22B5446B919005BD1CC59Apr 16, 2012
34803948A17D5E21C9863A7F9E7F2720B1A486Mar 4, 2013
30378419B83A13CF722F3416F629118433F6AEJun 23, 2013
9463705BE8FCDB785932306B8F1A6BA448E1EFeb 2, 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 cliconf.chm^

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

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