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File: cordless phones.url

Location of cordless phones.url and Associated Malware

Check whether cordless phones.url is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific cordless phones.url file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\electronics\cordless phones.url

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific cordless phones.url file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\electronics\cordless phones.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of cordless phones.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
14782167D7F47131D1CEA09A212EA1F1112Jun 13, 2010
11305D41C9BB7E6D64C43E033CDD42EF081Mar 26, 2012
113CAAD08E930A3FA8DB91708B393EEDA45Nov 17, 2012
1138ED8E27B1F5E908DBD77DB8520B09ED7Feb 4, 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 cordless phones.url^

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

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