Exterminate It! Antimalware

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Testimonials

After days of searching on the net for a solution to my probelm and reading how much of a problem it was to fix and trying a number of other programs. I got now where. I found a link to Exterminate It somewhere buried deep in a google search. That was my lucky day. The update you done seems to have solved all the problems and all this in under 24 hours. Thank you, i was considering reformatting and you save me the trouble of doing so.

I will reccommend your service to anyone i know and you can be assured of my support in the future. i know where to go first if in trouble again. Job well done and thanks again.

M. B.

File: default-search.xml

Location of default-search.xml and Associated Malware

Check whether default-search.xml is present in the following locations:

default-search.xml file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\searchPlugins\default-search.xml
  • C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\browser\searchPlugins\default-search.xml

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific default-search.xml file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\default-search.xml

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific default-search.xml file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\default-search.xml

If you find default-search.xml 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 default-search.xml file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of default-search.xml File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
2579FD4B209757B5C3329DC0BC3C36A906BDApr 1, 2014
257966F4001E05A3D0EF4168790D3564BFE1Apr 5, 2014
25797E86A6AAA2A626E08A1AFEC17E19D277Apr 5, 2014
2579F276CD49818A7732BA56CC1EEA3C24EBApr 8, 2014
25793360C924DF6975B42FCF30C30B10E949Apr 8, 2014
257946774B35DA613CC285064D143D3763FCApr 9, 2014
2579C70F8DE400D2E6DC0DD63D43C1A4C222Apr 11, 2014
2579A57156AB2B6AE3B932DBBDAED844FF98Apr 11, 2014
2579B9B6A91F0249D6BFD12C145961719C74Apr 14, 2014
2579095314039E08806391C3E5B9EDB2EEC3Apr 18, 2014
2579CD0D6509F460464855875A996A9531B7Apr 18, 2014
2579C5D90C655A6154378C9C4AC986F26B2BApr 21, 2014
25792A73FE1A9E732F49D4CFE73A0621C748Apr 25, 2014
25790765951D4516DED5359E93AEAF14AF72Apr 30, 2014
2579EF1FCA1CCC750360943D07F98B0385D8May 2, 2014
2579178EE8C84934BCC7C0BBC563DAECD997May 4, 2014
2579129B6C10358299FA55C87BED9C4EDF89May 5, 2014
257959B236FBE2BF55D8D309150BA75A6A43May 6, 2014
2579508A366F77966979E2F1D3A57F28F9E1May 6, 2014
2579FDF7FF926C9082AB5CECE709AC4D14D8May 6, 2014
25798EE2FFE3858F43E4BC667479FD438FBAMay 7, 2014
2579EF0E98996AC039E2542399740F49195AMay 7, 2014
25791BB03C6ECC7B69EEA5DF5BE363C3D278May 7, 2014
25796C70CD8E6E9F45F69B93ADB42AADE854May 8, 2014
257965DDCB1B081DD3620E9E185D59C0971CMay 13, 2014
25799FB28EC5C3F6CE98F9C8BD29149030A7May 14, 2014
25798C98EF2A9A0903B0C8D71EAE59BEDB9DMay 16, 2014
25791D9B78269D8514457AC4676D10C6B2FDMay 19, 2014
2579E1AF7A9241E495E27A95C0C7AECFDFC2May 21, 2014
2579BA1DDE9BD171EBB51454AAFE62EC364BMay 21, 2014
257966333846614821DDB0193C785C1B002DMay 22, 2014
257937284459BAE3E85CCE32F92A5A1B29D3May 27, 2014
25793B6B88FEB28B2E4FA37AC1B69439541DMay 26, 2014
257933CFF2AA825A96D2DE594EA3FD09142BMay 27, 2014
2579E0004F5A1927852AF0D26C3BC388AFAEMay 28, 2014
2579FD55AAD6C5DD6B8409CEB1B9F2AB22EAMay 28, 2014
25799AAFE0D5443EAF1FFE905BF9C7A95B2FMay 29, 2014
2579C1316792A9D7B60A61163DA77819360FJun 5, 2014
2579107816169FB313D6E3AC394C2D1DDCABJun 5, 2014
25793A1CDD77E855373273A0E33171A1748CJun 6, 2014
2579EBC588BB0FB33AF328F2A7E5ECF76515Jun 7, 2014
257951E284E8EECA09CB0636722614ECBC35Jun 8, 2014
257926CBD3FD1F255699AD95500DD9522C84Jun 10, 2014
2579D9C75A035984BCEA2573FFC32AFC4547Jun 9, 2014
2579CE4EE28A49DD75C8AAD2FEEAA8ADD870Jun 10, 2014
2579E09998BF54B190C8C6EFA9F8A93587D4Jun 11, 2014
25793B3A82B4DD8A1306C56E8C9096745288Jun 14, 2014
25794270FC7ADF64C60A1D715FD8888BA701Jun 15, 2014
25795CB85869741BC6B0C75CD5D493A160C8Jun 14, 2014
2579E0DF9A725D03D2D42F34488BE77C1603Jun 14, 2014
2579A07BB3466D12C5FEB859A46F663AFC50Jun 14, 2014
2579D7E7904B23BA25F58B3279C255314273Jun 15, 2014
25796C602DC0A69F0401BA038BFC988C72A7Jun 15, 2014
2579EC847FD4B063196548C598E13DA78128Jun 16, 2014
2579579C3FE0D4F81A631C6B1E3E2E11132CJun 16, 2014
2579BE4A0587955A93901A7BD65BD0EBE9E6Jun 16, 2014
257908922F6AC8835DC01B3B2A9D65418093Jun 22, 2014
25794EB37B5095FBF92E4408B8315CC5FA2DJun 25, 2014
257957BD7812FB2D99058D0C8011EED99644Jun 27, 2014
25791D47EA30B9BA18A60E2943F862A43CF2Jun 27, 2014
2579622092B535E642D596E39CD22271EEDAJun 27, 2014
25796099FA18F2F92E2FAD83A7673D8A81CAJun 28, 2014
2579FD38F08499B34BA550F495DA44AC26B4Jul 1, 2014
25792685ECE0EAC0DDF7DD30E271B9D7D7D0Jul 1, 2014
2579D46782EB666B09E1EB0F4838205D2D44Jul 1, 2014
2579D29972F19CFAECC03C16B7343A1050DDJul 1, 2014
25794F767BD1DDE6AE53B28B4FA740A74A97Jul 2, 2014
2579FDA2A6A77C406FAD92C101D8E84301D0Jul 2, 2014
2579F43F0722C85DF5DB3A3845837E50AD9AJul 3, 2014
25793A8A1B29E828839564A2052AB744D487Sep 13, 2016
2579910B0090B31FBB5F68052B469269CCB8Jul 8, 2014
257976AF9E6F1AD6F134214D2F21FE3341A1Jul 8, 2014
2579C4A57782773BE8F5C16D59F6E946A531Jul 8, 2014
2579ACA974217E8EE9DB9AE508800435C0D4Jul 8, 2014
2579A2B9E3CA65AFA6CA30A89FD0BD06ECF4Jul 9, 2014
257954E5C87023394EF5A3487F0D717720F3Aug 7, 2014
257954E882D4ACDCD9974FDE4EA8948F067CJul 12, 2014
2579E8B225504992773156BB7D0622A25BBDJul 12, 2014
2579EA608E894F32A1E40B0B71B8AB02C7EDJul 12, 2014
25793FC32A35B6821A0464412987030C37F3Jul 12, 2014
257975A027CC258282FFA44B6E8A84EDD9C5Jul 12, 2014
2579B1D735BE1DC12A8F93D2570F66B926ABJul 12, 2014
2579659B7E29F1498812A704B7DC5E0E7F60Jul 13, 2014
257970B5DD83AC0DFADD24458A16849DC7FEJul 26, 2014
25794D423178D7ED6D5AF8123655BD999706Jul 27, 2014
2579F5AC31C3E9FB2D39AFBF89F018F4088FJul 28, 2014
25790330E093632EB61A355F9818C7D19EE3Aug 18, 2014
2579458ECFF41D5F453EB680B580EEAA26D9Aug 3, 2014
2579516B6BB66503DEDFB7A1DA9037C16E92Aug 3, 2014
25797C26903BE0CF207DAC4FEB27F0C4D300Aug 3, 2014
257965D7C5A0EB4D0F8950C5641A0081F30DAug 4, 2014
25798C9EB06398C5659E2DA60EF67C0EBB17Aug 4, 2014
25798B595BFFD8FC034EE2D044BE83A97111Aug 6, 2014
2579086AEA901429474839A32EE34EA40B97Aug 7, 2014
2579B7E3353800B5E3B2BC724B76CE3628FAAug 7, 2014
2579CAD4700BEDB3948D0307BB9439E5134FAug 8, 2014
2579ABF3BB9233854145B74F7E74468540ECAug 9, 2014
25799C54357F402D756D42B39DBA425BD934Aug 9, 2014
25799B9F57D406E61C974219A05BB1E6625CAug 9, 2014
2579F779D1332579A080636FD427D1575934Aug 11, 2014
2579256522F3B8B0A2DAAE26C39792FDBE31Aug 12, 2014
2579F5183BE0586F607A0380B0092791303AAug 13, 2014
2579FFC1B1D265CF0D1ED333AE70BA80A297Aug 17, 2014
2579B3EB8CF77A59135028308A3103029C09Sep 14, 2014
2579DFB5BCD872FFEEE14958641D901C7F9AAug 17, 2014
257901A17975120A63E548F9C82240EAB8C5Aug 17, 2014
2579A8BCACF00B3A063A9D92E38513ED1F06Aug 17, 2014
25791485AE8CE1F6B120EEBD5832EF2D5210Aug 18, 2014
25793DB83F3601455FD35EAA683C8890B939Aug 18, 2014
257922E8C6C626218EC97B4E3D2061B36F41Aug 18, 2014
2579135BB6E134E29C1693FDFFF0591ECF64Aug 19, 2014
25794D37FA64DD6917B89F0D039ADBDACD20Aug 26, 2014
25793ED745419492C29247A011A72E93D822Aug 26, 2014
2579F8041C4A36DA8B85F873835B88BAEE63Aug 26, 2014
25791F768CCB3EF78193A78A76C0D929053EAug 27, 2014
257950ABA5E1BB93C59D1E2E6B64131AEB90Aug 28, 2014
2579789B7DC2B541FF96A720097F2BA3AF27Aug 30, 2014
2579F31F34ACE41C02BA652B2544DF92D764Sep 2, 2014
2579329B467569046C3721B6381DA310A020Sep 2, 2014
2579E3DFA459EC5C6DD1F1BB059023C932E7Sep 7, 2014
2579FDEED3F7A81848FADD1EB65E1A34F9BDSep 9, 2014
2579CD2BFE1DD08AF42670B55E797E665E02Sep 9, 2014
2579210C8D9407C95CECFEDC30DE2C8DCFE5Sep 11, 2014
2579E9C0DE933EF248E9643D1FBF622C90D4Sep 12, 2014
2579CC3920AECF8E700D0C5BE00AFF92F420Sep 16, 2014
2579FBD47DCDB826071E825213FE0B0CBE8FSep 18, 2014
2579991EEFCAF61F4C062321C21CDB7F3989Sep 18, 2014
2579F33CBBB745A159A034C4629CCFD57BB2Sep 19, 2014
25797F825CA6FA83C2AFCC1D7890924AF481Sep 21, 2014
25798A3E97BBA8671B9A00E82C51271ADBC6Sep 22, 2014
2579AD67489C51B6EF6C2AF5F109AA16097CSep 21, 2014
25797CE82967ABEC329F6A9AAF3D3EC6C220Sep 22, 2014
25796E042C61EE7517AF71CF2CD7895B4576Sep 22, 2014
257977FFFACDE1EFE2991315A0180B24ACE8Oct 6, 2014
2579D0272B6B0588A0B6B6B041797C8710D0Oct 3, 2014
2579C8705BA11C350E7F39B85EF74D64E671Oct 8, 2014
2579306D32EF652EFACA8EC5E57F7E829582Oct 17, 2014
257999687C3174E28C5C44437076630944F3Oct 17, 2014
2579D388A4F014D928D0997F35D2AE5EB5B9Oct 18, 2014
2579E91FE0D61DD57B2F9CA4350D6771D6D7Oct 18, 2014
25794FC0E235ED0953AFA102C327304B7C9DOct 20, 2014
2579E265E3452BC42125713924F874099052Oct 21, 2014
257937E3A42E05039908028B699CCEF43E66Oct 27, 2014
2579DCA197221B5E0307FBBD26398E5693A8Oct 26, 2014
257901A24005592FC42C80E98FDCA8A80B35Oct 27, 2014
257935C2849C695E0FCB3714801F73C28649Oct 27, 2014
2579AD802D9356EB50F5B1B2E11F8FF1E0CBOct 27, 2014
257963A2BA2AC15375064D76DD999FB42CAFOct 28, 2014
2579E463FAFFA4BF632FAB9DB8E87DFEBD3AOct 28, 2014
257909CE4473F527CC30C54CCB9DDD9A80B4Oct 29, 2014
2579A3C730B975DE8418E7E0EB144DB19925Oct 29, 2014
2579676D4CDCB7B33575BCD0996FDE1D8871Nov 1, 2014
25792AFB9534F866269A8F4C0B1B3B4F10CENov 2, 2014
2579D409DB4E0015574116D48CC8F3593F52Nov 2, 2014
257901B54B152468F3F71DC3844911032AD7Nov 2, 2014
257971691BD327B483E929A348ED62C8A62FNov 3, 2014
2579243398A9677BA6D608D756AD9D3F521DNov 5, 2014
2579A942E669EE5667D5C1C1FA752BC8660FNov 5, 2014
25792757FAB2C00B5A4AC9E2E90743D1C4BDNov 5, 2014
257965F8198FC6325D9BD21E75AE54627945Nov 5, 2014
2579B7F5724BDE0FFCFAEDAAFDF6DE7DA293Nov 6, 2014
2579BAD3C8B10D8624AE23861D3C44173211Nov 6, 2014
2579B62A99A27DCAA9E544F0E8FB53D99006Nov 6, 2014
257927C73AB0F7CADAA77969444E6D7232DBNov 6, 2014
2579BC75AD75E1A171C1739176A53C997305Nov 8, 2014
25798B735875B5CB628DE63540BBD9EADC2FNov 10, 2014
25796A5E181801748A810D0331F7CB8FB8D0Nov 11, 2014
2579ABE233845B3B8E667EFEE9E69D23BE16Nov 11, 2014
257952D071F670307043E47DBDD028082313Nov 11, 2014
25797A27717FD691E9B685BAF4F3605D7CC1Nov 12, 2014
257910DB74BFA6EBA54AC959B95E21731F91Nov 12, 2014
2579B2DAD43F190C7D9EC8858D729E9E38A3Nov 12, 2014
25796C080816BF24CD9EA2FB51B2D791F91FNov 13, 2014
2579E8959FA31FD970CC8F205E4A79562CABNov 13, 2014
2579FA515613845FF39C82B5B3EE7C0E5AA4Nov 13, 2014
257963E55D0C32DCB743FF033D4A892A84D1Nov 27, 2014
2579D56DA4AD660948B4C79637C02B2F6F2BNov 30, 2014
2579C9DDF9E1381ACBF4C1638D3C280025FDDec 3, 2014
2579BDDEF96481A72546B531AA5D110EB392Dec 24, 2014
2579AE4D7C1EB77D7E483DEC0E4765476F96Jan 16, 2015
257924D10EB92509D9ADF2B1942D2763AC2EJan 16, 2015
2579B4718DE2C3D39BFAF241B24CB298EE81Jan 20, 2015
257920687F21BECF35646CB3373D26390941Jan 20, 2015
25791B98D4211A3F9C3D1992F2FE2543DCC2Jan 23, 2015
257961BD5067CD776EED098635728DC6B45DJan 23, 2015
25798E835BC856C6351F2841A8017018E7A4Feb 2, 2015
257998ACD2310B08597507E7840E49597CADFeb 4, 2015
2579F9F4F79FA310B14AC79061BCEC8295C1Feb 6, 2015
257957AFF56F46370F84B28C559337E97FB9Feb 16, 2015
25792D4B99BC6C5DC7B870D5D22C716F0591Feb 21, 2015
25794E55B910D079AB88251D24CFC90D2F82Mar 11, 2015
2579296B12872AF3AB62C991C9E51036FEBFMar 12, 2015
25797059DA87CF66375E2403C270AB07A8F1Mar 25, 2015
257974DFC2DA1A6A142FE674BEBBA5BE08F3Mar 31, 2015
2579767BE0F1EEC6B908A3D4F9B96F8D0139Apr 3, 2015
2579DE84E9E52233B609FC64A0182CCE5654Apr 12, 2015
2579737DEB844EBDF7B5D53F8FFDE5507C4EApr 16, 2015
2579845014873C255D91332FD1193F1C01BCApr 22, 2015
2579104100F1938DBBE817FC5D4D9A96D71FMay 5, 2015
2579829AFE2E20033EFC182BB6ADDF7D95FEMay 9, 2015
2579875E59E8119BF19976B708F4794C0672May 14, 2015
2579EA90EFF3650E84D5125EB25D1C0DAF02May 15, 2015
25791EFB3F517DB9471545EEFF27B4FDB58AMay 22, 2015
2579CE0F84321E3C6EBEE2DB707DEA5E44E6May 22, 2015
25798096EBAE45A360B6573751365A2A150FMay 23, 2015
257999DC7372DAE113690C7162C5B8D0D3EDMay 25, 2015
257909B7A94B04CF37271B7B9BEEA11BF9A8Jun 18, 2015
25799A0DE08BA7CF93D144535D2BFBDFD13BJun 21, 2015
25799DC4E32A251E38D65E52F0FFD72BAF07Jun 26, 2015
25797B81D8D8CF959D9F6AA601BF4A70F9D4Jul 2, 2015
2579E5583F2CDE043549E1CE7E15ABEF94FAJul 2, 2015
25513DC06947C9F03D2F78A70101B3CC7A3DJul 9, 2015
2579F7410224459EA21B5544AC0F1222BB61Jul 17, 2015
2579025BD72F93F6AC1C0B8DEB4D80E344C0Jul 20, 2015
25799342957C8692AAF4E3C9302BC84EED47Feb 2, 2016
25799FC2FE9BDD0E84C0A362FEDB950BB0A2Aug 20, 2015
25795535547C85EF8D5DFD2B3D06BC677905Aug 31, 2015
2579B99D3147D9D08170A89C51765DAC7AFFAug 31, 2015
257965E265048D545B6D45D230242CDD297ESep 10, 2015
25799553ECCBC95D22F4EA25C3F460049D9ASep 11, 2015
25792EC3AB79B2BBFD2466C1068E966A3C26Sep 13, 2015
2579892B2CD2F96C399375236ECE908FCC06Sep 20, 2015
2579887607C79AFC97A01A20CD1688FBA79DSep 20, 2015
2579C16110057383F20B7211AA09C3E69D2CSep 24, 2015
2579CB1DD6F9B7F9FDDCE422F2D3191F842BSep 25, 2015
257912615440FC6BB9F25E9C784B72A6653FSep 28, 2015
2579DF64B767474FEAB049B8D9D256E96AD5Sep 30, 2015
25795EE4209B9013A57F2AAD91627F3307A9Oct 6, 2015
2579150ABC09EFB325CECD35978558A3F782Oct 7, 2015
25790823752C415AE36285A74834DB847AA6Oct 8, 2015
2579866F3BC51B1A99676F22B433E93B7E20Oct 13, 2015
257935717B22E2E22BA07DABEC2D1A96270FOct 19, 2015
2579B1685E443A786DECDCF162192F808A6DOct 21, 2015
25792F6AF96CDE412B137AACBCE97E8FA327Oct 28, 2015
257907FAD26D98A4F6B4ABE471279074BB92Nov 10, 2015
257973BA8E7D873BC3CEDD51B1958452CBD1Nov 21, 2015
2579C5AFD75739EDC8250AA997F682D6389DNov 27, 2015
257970DB44FAFFC2F69AD9637DB1DF068622Dec 11, 2015
2579294EBA544F47EBE2395174E912817281Dec 13, 2015
2579DBA7746C89372872CE5DA20B34439C41Dec 19, 2015
25516C84E35A8B8AA6052F7A183668BFC3D2Dec 22, 2015
25797D0571A23EFD3ACCE2B8ED3E5308B23CDec 26, 2015
257935F349E01F1BA065D32D1718BE911E75Dec 29, 2015
25517BB594D2D57270AAC5AB6723A2C90F83Jan 1, 2016
2579163C9EFECD611FA67922A53FC6A07F7CJan 5, 2016
2579C54B080CABA20A37492E5A20648AF76AJan 7, 2016
2579DD3095A7E38186BAACDF240ED2B59C71Jan 8, 2016
2579B07A4BFFAAE130EC908437CEE01B8485Jan 22, 2016
2579C14E7E035FD46AF13D6CA678F4C5F0AAJan 28, 2016
25794DCA9C48B2F8F6E9522947821BD3BBF8Feb 1, 2016
2579471910492B8E67855C53988632D94F26Feb 4, 2016
257917D3A444F31B07581025A1588F8E04B7Feb 4, 2016
25796F4DD460B3B409ABBD296DCE8E630143Feb 8, 2016
2579E0033FA5D717C1402F1ABB3C9B31D1B0Feb 14, 2016
2579E9928600B380E1DF41321A7AD25B3679Feb 16, 2016
2579E647D6A6216B08900D9E3A87CB3EDEC2Feb 16, 2016
2579F6EB265DD77EA435DFD05C0638779CA8Feb 16, 2016
257941D7F1C87C0186EA714DB36CF1EE6163Feb 16, 2016
2579C9F0C547761D01B1862301DCEDD846B9Feb 16, 2016
25793FE5268AFF47492F8BDEED7151ADBD86Feb 17, 2016
2579C326F4D581E255F76336367D64F534B4Mar 1, 2016
25798D1A5BD1794D4CEF692F2C5159008A3CMar 14, 2016
2579C7ACB066EF198E746620583D15181396Mar 21, 2016
258516A116A6410894CF53B90A9ED7A1CD8EMar 21, 2016
257910ADFD7EFC6F62E321372E6748775F2EApr 7, 2016
25798B752739C4FF5C3A6D32AFF9D0885898Apr 12, 2016
2579CE167ADE167C991BCC8F32A0ECE7EA3CApr 14, 2016
2579E35FA9F49878BE16D09798522F558460Apr 16, 2016
2579AF851F2026356D6458762E4D4A78C142Apr 23, 2016
257953610D6B7DAC704455CF3268D9F133C8Apr 26, 2016
257923E618AB2EDBAC00BFF12D1F08A674D3May 1, 2016
257946E65E274F1E91976195CAD5842F68B7May 11, 2016
25796E153C0EDFBF7C71BED2A5E049543F01May 12, 2016
25799AAB10F6EC6608C3A22AEF77CDAE7DA2May 15, 2016
25794E5C04CA1325D9CBFA4BE25184601097May 15, 2016
25795767E4B4A6162117471FE23EE3F0CA3BMay 21, 2016
2579AE994C937F468D08170A7455E0367439May 21, 2016
2579B655983CBE6BB1033518F928954C5DE2May 24, 2016
25794C29A3388349162486E61FA372B07835May 25, 2016
2579403E8AD7667ED0748CFC0412A615E85BMay 30, 2016
257936D7ABB67D9836FC85127FA7CC1C32C4May 30, 2016
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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 default-search.xml^

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

    • The deletion of default-search.xml 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 default-search.xml 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 default-search.xml 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 default-search.xml. The name of the first found registry value referencing default-search.xml 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 default-search.xml, 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 default-search.xml and Associated Malware.