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File: ComputerZ-Tray

Location of ComputerZ-Tray and Associated Malware

Check whether ComputerZ-Tray is present in the following locations:

ComputerZ-Tray file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\ComputerZ-Tray

If you find ComputerZ-Tray 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 ComputerZ-Tray file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of ComputerZ-Tray File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3326152BE6EDA53793EFD465CE4EF5AFC8C1Nov 6, 2016
33567902C0124BF88E51F829EFEF6A739ACANov 11, 2016
3430F49251F4C632831E44849EFFE7393EA1Nov 22, 2016
33065954FBF947E8BEF0B17735CFD1398EFBNov 23, 2016
333624C714D3E578A2BD361AE61CFDD2EDF5Dec 7, 2016
32963E4927DBD3F65CDE2F0047E109E68FC6Dec 7, 2016
349625B8F5F8BE0BAA5B1C8E2E1D57BB6917Dec 12, 2016
3340FAF4BA3736AB473F4E1D3CF3F6A5C31EDec 16, 2016
3348FACAC0667E9DDFF4BCFACAAF0C27F1CBJan 9, 2017
34028109F820A6EC8F068F0752526691F1DBFeb 7, 2017
339020FCF0D21C77AAD37D81990677ED2A2CMar 13, 2017
34129F7EBDB7853A3913AAF27CCFA9E455A0Mar 31, 2017
3304C71C8DDFF150D206D578F5EA59D9331EApr 25, 2017
34826713BDD13BED3EB73F614DBD4A375DCAMay 26, 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 ComputerZ-Tray^

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

    • The deletion of ComputerZ-Tray 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 ComputerZ-Tray 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 ComputerZ-Tray 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 ComputerZ-Tray. The name of the first found registry value referencing ComputerZ-Tray 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 ComputerZ-Tray, 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 ComputerZ-Tray and Associated Malware.