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Hi Jean,

all done. I presume it went smoothly as the computer has not disintegrated into a pile of twinkling dust.

Very many thanks for you help and patience at Exterminate-it. When I contacted Exterminate-it and loaded down your software I was on to my third antispyware company to solve a problem. Two companies had refunded subscription fees to my credit card rather than persevere to fix the problem.

Your team has guided me through the problem. My system has continued to operate through the whole procedure and you have been endearing patient with an old computer geek.

Keep up the excellent work,


File: DF5.tmp

Location of DF5.tmp and Associated Malware

Check whether DF5.tmp is present in the following locations:

DF5.tmp file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Temp\DF5.tmp

If you find DF5.tmp 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 DF5.tmp file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of DF5.tmp File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
762824A0A8F94C1C08C661BDAB93D451D45Jan 13, 2010
7725861E86B85AEEBF9FD4A3BC0E7835DB7Jan 27, 2010
613036E833E0DE5802C9C1EDA2CC3337C8CFeb 13, 2010
3686418CDAE8AB4ECD7D9DF97806551755FDCFeb 21, 2010
18669B54617090FE65198CDED27A29037D5A7Jun 2, 2010
14132246B976C6A72D5853202DAF3953FE39Aug 4, 2010
5160AAE23B9C57D6ACFC7F075810C5C3CDFAug 12, 2010
416759820A684F8267A370BEF0A22D2D1519Oct 31, 2010
59073244D7B9AC9C693BCBEE3CC7ABCC0E50Dec 16, 2010
603824741F53483FFFB72CEF6BE45F81885DDec 29, 2010
12865536AFBC6DD36999FD096C85065CF5F80D45Apr 21, 2011
85044194D624473B9A7E337C61E921596FF5Jun 13, 2011
50356BDA7A09891EA7F9071FC65AE2FA147Sep 11, 2011
923AE7544841B7297EA8461E2B692FC08Nov 27, 2011
5585011AD8045F638DC59F51040F2BED3648Feb 6, 2012
63642E8AC0D8C6534EA42ABE4C86DF4FB96Feb 26, 2012
5216933B508DCB238FFBCF539906C7C3B6FDF3Aug 22, 2012
1004032DACC8903355CA657627615D4D869834Apr 11, 2013
9223086025FDC1FBCD5D7357EED9BD9506ABBApr 29, 2015
75576DAF2B5A41DF3C395D21B3C239BF14AAug 13, 2016
1893888093A1451EB40EC5B56CC0475792DBC68Sep 19, 2016
55892B8D88E20274E30212E43BDD24496B8Dec 10, 2016
34435DF5A79E26EFE93BA13168038A06419Feb 24, 2017
1075FE9E3C40480DF68FBCEE42E897EBA67EMay 12, 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 DF5.tmp^

  1. To enable deleting the DF5.tmp 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 DF5.tmp and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of DF5.tmp 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 DF5.tmp and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of DF5.tmp 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 DF5.tmp 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 DF5.tmp 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 DF5.tmp. The name of the first found registry value referencing DF5.tmp 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 DF5.tmp, 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 DF5.tmp and Associated Malware.