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File: disco_savings_notification_service.job

Location of disco_savings_notification_service.job and Associated Malware

Check whether disco_savings_notification_service.job is present in the following locations:

disco_savings_notification_service.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\disco_savings_notification_service.job

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


Different Variations of disco_savings_notification_service.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
13201DB18655DC98CF6FEE7DF3846FB3E829Mar 26, 2016
134801CD1D15444C1E3A90785CE268C494C5Jul 25, 2016
13441D5C3637AE2C3DB2F412113389E3EFE3Aug 1, 2016
131414E7D1819EC66F609C2E5F742CAA0AFCSep 1, 2016
1330F74E918D0068223AD601FF24BF6B06A9Oct 3, 2016
1338C3C1F9CCEB12D0BFDE1FAD7BE1E97365Nov 17, 2016
1338D35D0072114775C5FED0A18B5BE24B67Nov 17, 2016
1318517FCA2E6D10D3052A8B47AA8E0590BFDec 12, 2016
131812DE4878D03CEF93ECFAE3F3D701FC85Jun 16, 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 disco_savings_notification_service.job^

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

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