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File: elitemediagroup.ini

Location of elitemediagroup.ini and Associated Malware

Check whether elitemediagroup.ini is present in the following locations:

elitemediagroup.ini file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\elitemediagroup.ini

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


Different Variations of elitemediagroup.ini File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
242CAE14ADEE0CCA1CA248FE5653C034D24Jan 11, 2010
224CD24E75226FC2D4E91C75AB578AB098AApr 18, 2010
21533362886C5BC68040F755781E9E03E41May 18, 2010
183A60AA5D8E213FECD3BB067A46B289014Jun 11, 2010
2403D50F80BFA44E871570D903AE6EABCC9Aug 9, 2010
2539B8CCAB4CAE6593F92329E6DC1EDA85DSep 21, 2010
242F325BAC282275B4599B1358C88A61BAFNov 16, 2010
370D170085F06CD31EC42BDEFF6B43EA18ADec 8, 2010
2340CB7A680C554394C57127AC82A3BBD33Jan 15, 2011
2428640ADB194E1DE16BAB4CEC0E107279ASep 7, 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 elitemediagroup.ini^

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

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