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File: drsmartload2.dat

Location of drsmartload2.dat and Associated Malware

Check whether drsmartload2.dat is present in the following locations:

drsmartload2.dat file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\drsmartload2.dat

If you find drsmartload2.dat 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 drsmartload2.dat file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of drsmartload2.dat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
43E97B864B8147C7345600446EB75331EEJul 1, 2010
43A33D4913E3C4E98B1CE5862A46076986Sep 18, 2010
4356AF770E7704E3913DECB1CF51C7696DNov 22, 2010
436350FF05632984D13301CCE4106830DDMar 2, 2011
425FE22C3E617AE7FBA5426B0A92FF6CCCMar 23, 2011
4256D17F01C3FE59C50D30C20F71FFEF74Jun 12, 2011
44E7A7B6582458C01588D818459AA01151Nov 8, 2011
43045950DE07AF3DB44F3CB7FB3EF89FB9Dec 20, 2011
425FBED6A9BE84AE224CB734B75EE021C3Mar 13, 2012
432889F1AC929739B2B0B4EE6A211D2BB0Jul 3, 2012

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 drsmartload2.dat^

  1. To enable deleting the drsmartload2.dat 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 drsmartload2.dat and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of drsmartload2.dat 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 drsmartload2.dat and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of drsmartload2.dat 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 drsmartload2.dat 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 drsmartload2.dat 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 drsmartload2.dat. The name of the first found registry value referencing drsmartload2.dat 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 drsmartload2.dat, 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 drsmartload2.dat and Associated Malware.