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File: CT3289075.crx

Location of CT3289075.crx and Associated Malware

Check whether CT3289075.crx is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific CT3289075.crx file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\NativeMessaging\CT3289075.crx

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific CT3289075.crx file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\NativeMessaging\CT3289075.crx

If you find CT3289075.crx 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 CT3289075.crx file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of CT3289075.crx File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3188597260A162DAEFA8C28638C9E5ACA323EEASep 17, 2014
26509523575EFF64494595C0E362FFA4F12C251Nov 1, 2014
2454463B74CF2B2DD3553085A204849A83B3F73Dec 30, 2014
29570441B70075CB9047720EBA4E70B05ECABBBMar 5, 2015
2668090936B77AAFFA28AA5B3E105A386C36002Jul 23, 2015
3079281715460350184DE0E382E1768D048B371Oct 4, 2015
2193224DCE4CCF6FA480FBDDDADD04F91650D6FApr 29, 2016
3188082930FC058C8D467CA553FFE4E620BE785Jan 20, 2017
307908812687422C58251671812D4B4736D5F5BJun 20, 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 CT3289075.crx^

  1. To enable deleting the CT3289075.crx 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 CT3289075.crx and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of CT3289075.crx 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 CT3289075.crx and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of CT3289075.crx 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 CT3289075.crx 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 CT3289075.crx 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 CT3289075.crx. The name of the first found registry value referencing CT3289075.crx 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 CT3289075.crx, 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 CT3289075.crx and Associated Malware.