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File: crxbroCheckTask

Location of crxbroCheckTask and Associated Malware

Check whether crxbroCheckTask is present in the following locations:

crxbroCheckTask file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\crxbroCheckTask

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


Different Variations of crxbroCheckTask File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
150360235AC9EDCDED5065F0B05A9E5EB88E9Jan 20, 2016
15020A0998421B14D8C26F657CC3990BEE6E3Jan 29, 2016
150944A89F6B5BFF9F82CADBF0CCB48B65EA6Feb 6, 2016
1504859A1B02CE34C89C179A29AE68A0215CBFeb 7, 2016
15056CC12DAA157255B0F10732DC1AE9CEB84Feb 7, 2016
150281315DA892BA35F245EF970C5A546BAC3Mar 18, 2016
150648B4F42F2C82CC13AD94B3C8E9FF5666DApr 8, 2016
15028D7AE7A5038E0634B97B50BC8F176DFCAMay 22, 2016
15036F57BA92B5F6304DC45ED5F1B5DD39ED8Sep 1, 2016
15064C8C74D32F03CF5C716528BC3926545C6Dec 21, 2016
15032A4FAF2FD9090ED108B8FBAF88CF49EC7Apr 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 crxbroCheckTask^

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

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