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File: ek_manual.chm

Location of ek_manual.chm and Associated Malware

Check whether ek_manual.chm is present in the following locations:

ek_manual.chm file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\help\ek_manual.chm

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


Different Variations of ek_manual.chm File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
10377152C2E3CB3BD69031DE2F94334154D7208Jul 8, 2010
1657397B87F091C44F9AA3FB74C0AC75F2969AFApr 7, 2011
1038211282B7F28CD9644D4147D9EECAE87FA58Aug 29, 2011
1658211D817025C3D4E3DC499C478AB8E9972CCJul 16, 2014
1657911E757495C4B6BB08D793EE2C87B5B8C6DOct 7, 2014
1656327142E3595622DB366766EDCF0C8B11564Nov 7, 2014
10518556194A537C95B53C77297EC5E177148C2Jan 18, 2016

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 ek_manual.chm^

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

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