Exterminate It! Antimalware


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I have had major computer issues in the last week. I was infected with the Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans. After researching the net for possible solutions, i found they are extremely difficult to remove. I tried a variety of spyware removal tools to no avail. To do it manually is near on impossible.
The symptoms are, computer runs slow, constant ad pop ups, hijacking of emails, theft of information and locking of a variety of functions.
I then found buried deep in a google search a link to Exterminate It. After reading it, I downloaded to do a free scan and a lot of stuff no other spyware had found showed up. So i went searching the locations and sure enough the files where there on my system. I tried removing them with no luck. So i spent the $25 usa to activate.
It removed all but 4. I was disappointed that the Trojans once again reloaded and my problems continued. So, i used the SUBMIT STATE service. I supplied all the info i could gather, pop up addys and what they were for , what others programs had found and Exterminate had missed etc. Within 24 hours i received and email telling me they had updated there system and to download it. I rescanned the system and it deleted all the previous locked files.
Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans have not done their re appearing act since and my comp is running normal again.

It's worth remembering the addy or downloading it to see what it finds. I had no problems doing so in anyway with this program. They done what they said they would on there web site in under the time frame.


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File: crxbroBrowserUpdateCore.job

Location of crxbroBrowserUpdateCore.job and Associated Malware

Check whether crxbroBrowserUpdateCore.job is present in the following locations:

crxbroBrowserUpdateCore.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\crxbroBrowserUpdateCore.job

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


Different Variations of crxbroBrowserUpdateCore.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
8945C5D67A623F2AE7CC04B8D2A17B7F8C2Jan 2, 2016
882EA9ADDBA8E8AA3B38417E9A9EE6FF113Jan 29, 2016
894A205BD84B5C35C4EEEA5C1FCE8A3F702Feb 1, 2016
8947A33D5581C7F8846B3364B73C1269FA7Feb 14, 2016
896404F91B417619DEC3375558709379A78Mar 3, 2016
8963F5A63B92878D6DF574DC029970DF0C1Apr 27, 2016
8825500DD59317BB850798555A3FAE12583May 13, 2016
8949489692355CD2476BA3145F64AB70B63Sep 22, 2016
89464B141569C488A5FED3DB2376509EE9EJan 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 crxbroBrowserUpdateCore.job^

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

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