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File: F.tmp

Location of F.tmp and Associated Malware

Check whether F.tmp is present in the following locations:

F.tmp file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\F.tmp

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific F.tmp file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\F.tmp
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\F.tmp

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific F.tmp file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\F.tmp
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\F.tmp

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


Different Variations of F.tmp File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
74188892A0F5C84AD644BFEEAD0983AAA2F242Jan 1, 2010
1154048490C5488EADBD4F48A060CB251E1CD71Sep 16, 2013
5232642A85057EA3ECCDE6DE793F44A56C8805Jan 8, 2010
94208CE2A2A5A6F1E7A5D6FA31F5277EAB9ABFeb 2, 2011
95232499AC412AE1D313554E09AC320B7F496Jul 23, 2011
278528427B9BC836DF6557C4D91F89532E8DF5Oct 30, 2011
270336D48B9CFE7A56F349A9735D9441ACD557Nov 24, 2011
32768030AA4A51E8903226D83EC94640AF6B73Jan 9, 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 F.tmp^

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

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