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File: die.bat

Location of die.bat and Associated Malware

Check whether die.bat is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific die.bat file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\die.bat

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific die.bat file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\die.bat

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


Different Variations of die.bat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
900E30AE83138EF6DAD8846D11DB070DB7Jan 5, 2015
1200F181F89ECD3DAB2C3762DF51B10AFB9Feb 8, 2015
8417649194029570346D68E7D6ABF2CAD5Feb 19, 2015
102A9E518911FA52BBA6551D9B213CB3B16Mar 23, 2015
5243AD87DF5FBCCBA0762DEC41BA5085C4Apr 20, 2015
1081639D3ED517BEE4E6AE94F02CEF724FDApr 20, 2015
1653A9CA99620C4220B0067E4DE527A0898Apr 21, 2015
980F7DE238FD46FB3B2AFEE37F2A166370May 3, 2015
10167C517508170345BDA8A78ADD7D5DCABMay 15, 2015
5239389CB66289E49E2939D1D2357C753AJun 6, 2015
57ECB4C62F88041121A070D6F05671D58EJul 26, 2015
778E0F8AD5B087210000181998DA5CDE58Aug 15, 2015
1118876F0DA3591EF96538435428069658FSep 3, 2015
629F4F3CE2FCE13F95A92F256F6997AAD0Sep 5, 2015
127FE080D3843D62DA85873D6624AE8BDF2Sep 23, 2015
602193BAF54395F3DBCE869B72DF8BBE42Sep 23, 2015
52736F457948BC578BD613B99BF1EB299AOct 3, 2015
607CB0A1E482674BAF72012868A6D0DF2CNov 3, 2015
1145D288E77881731C4B51A88D547D924A1Nov 28, 2015
8266DAE17D6DD5F03C680BAE827C1743F1Dec 1, 2015
954977D72BB2EBE3117184276B4EB8C4B6Dec 16, 2015
98FCE72E1CCFAF7BBA59D2CFE16F3E9BA3Dec 23, 2015
987127C12BECBD87AE0F6EB374771CE77ADec 30, 2015
1109B0CA7E07AF0EE4B4E4C0EA9B87237DCJan 2, 2016
960A6260CFF4CE50B44D42493A77A92385Jan 2, 2016
968AF62EE54CDD4E70EDE21E7E577FCB4FJan 10, 2016
950AD573F42EEA301F961B7855CA85050EJan 21, 2016
6295A1B33370F4C657BF8E5B045143D309Jan 24, 2016
15876BE88273D63257E6DE8742778D318F4Feb 1, 2016
1068C67F6D547AE0612F4E16AB62A18BB9CFeb 11, 2016
926B9D51FCAFA3339F4E923638CE1BA6F7Feb 19, 2016
101E53471CFF4F7FF521040FCD714C541F0Feb 27, 2016
82516C0567E329930B320357809A0C9149Mar 21, 2016
9839F4052D63EE4BA5A16FB170B5B8CC9CApr 20, 2016
1386509AAAA0E3E0C15AAC125B71DC497B7Apr 22, 2016
117A85C73897BF404044736B4A0E7537254May 14, 2016
52A661BB51D04A810B80426C5D77EB6476May 19, 2016
55BFAC6C7DA7A489F99F8A7F3C0C9CF612May 25, 2016
16619FC681EF71C37F38814CC1FB742930EMay 30, 2016
9616ECA9106FFBAB84C8AB42747EA198CDJun 8, 2016
98FC5F78113C846D69EFD3015190478D45Jun 14, 2016
196BE14657A8E71D3889EFC1809563B93D3Jun 20, 2016
1370D4B503BE2412305788943D967E3C05FJul 5, 2016
147DADACB96DCC8BEC5F15DCAB2636CDC87Jul 9, 2016
9722EE02BED4D51EEBD15346B491A969EFJul 15, 2016
95C378ECFB9E5F7C77EDC2FF8C9ECB9B5AAug 3, 2016
95E6559DD6E9BA1A215422EBE08C44D2C0Sep 6, 2016
779AB7AC180E840516DB6B45C871C7509BSep 15, 2016
9255BB4CA95E9514D5C7974AE165834539Nov 3, 2016
1087CA60EB8066B6F6D7301FD5C1CBD7A35Nov 21, 2016
522F88A6C02332C8828DBA2733BC5DF132Dec 12, 2016
523781ED97EBABACC1FB7C541B0E58D4F8Jan 1, 2017
52E4C607BCB68F5ACBB41AD8531355669CJan 12, 2017
666B5FAA33DC28BB5B6530B78BCED640CEJan 18, 2017
84521E02377FADC846344CA7DA2451CD93Jan 29, 2017
527DBB4437512C79BDD297B2DA2482A55AJan 31, 2017
638B2E096B793C6CD91B367F78AB58DED5Feb 14, 2017
527A7F8557F3EB5EB80DCDAF6B50C1BE12Feb 20, 2017
1132F9D53E166566E4037D68FD5E269FBE8Feb 21, 2017
184736B896F2C78390B03C86B5AFDE5721EFeb 25, 2017
57A8E45DF97DCC25EDA42FACE7D58CA630Mar 23, 2017
8149C908CE4627BFAB544B4133D5AD856EApr 1, 2017
73907C41B3D71E49F1F7F0E51A1C92691DApr 1, 2017
52724DF3EC30091F100A8D73975AF852EBApr 16, 2017
520256204794840BD297B6E846E70B0485Apr 21, 2017
1177DF2C7756226862A6B361F956675B0C2Apr 25, 2017
5299ECF5B4D7F55547DF757D48E165301EMay 9, 2017
52C34D8EF819AA97904162F126C9D34BA7May 11, 2017
98B14711F2ED17285ED63698D3230DFDE9May 25, 2017
5201F3E1B452E8B9CF63C8D146BB553D95May 31, 2017
11111127E95AE6F65B0BE83F3B97093B570Jun 10, 2017
52D46094F1A0CFC94161C9C3B05830345BJun 14, 2017
52E7EDD3C595A1F3DD5891A0E47EC6E072Jun 15, 2017
55763C4128840D475EF792F1ACB9EC4DB5Mar 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 die.bat^

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

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