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File: crxbroBrowserUpdateUA

Location of crxbroBrowserUpdateUA and Associated Malware

Check whether crxbroBrowserUpdateUA is present in the following locations:

crxbroBrowserUpdateUA file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\crxbroBrowserUpdateUA

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


Different Variations of crxbroBrowserUpdateUA File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
15046869A49FA0680EBC68ABB08FDE9CD1308Jan 20, 2016
15046F1824CFB100E2CC0E5779BB6C33B18C5Jan 29, 2016
15124FD305D615B69D1F1B58156AE26C5F19BFeb 6, 2016
150461604E356A1E8AE17B2417E9E37723489Feb 7, 2016
15046E63372ECF7F6ACCA928BE7B4D884363CFeb 7, 2016
15046C18C8C2765E3DAC274A6DC7DE2428592Mar 18, 2016
15046416DC84A0EBB08119837E5BBBDBC2BDCApr 8, 2016
150467F8B9B4B69AB895FA68C9862300B4EB8May 22, 2016
15046CA122826ED8A56BA94297D3F4820AA25May 29, 2016
150460A33C1ED401F5F8471A30FA2934866FBSep 1, 2016
15046AEBC3E3FAD7D374BFCEC908899ED5201Dec 21, 2016
1504663FFD77EFC52ABA9A68CA112C5A1D4BFApr 22, 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 crxbroBrowserUpdateUA^

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

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