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File: gatorhdplugin.log

Location of gatorhdplugin.log and Associated Malware

Check whether gatorhdplugin.log is present in the following locations:

gatorhdplugin.log file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\gatorhdplugin.log

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


Different Variations of gatorhdplugin.log File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
466305D3080B1F7BB0B9AFF296E4231ABD8EMay 17, 2010
52558F71370EAC73B8A9CA0A47373410B703Jul 7, 2010
55089B1A9860967CCDA075E6FF1A8C3245D1Jul 26, 2010
59753056CB4740586D4F65CEB0B7811B70B1Aug 5, 2010
4177F12EAC61A7B5104DD604891F280FE0D6Aug 31, 2010
5258F6CD0959CA7B4F69CDFCC2CF38E641A3Sep 16, 2010
6207C3D0159D715581CA70E536C894D9111DOct 12, 2010
59466CB0FABA1ACA00B3D6597CAB7B64C1DBOct 14, 2010
53712BEE233420617AC75FF261181CC788EFNov 9, 2010
1762481B49739C962C12122C91B38CB71330ENov 14, 2010
45823657EE22518315949B848599B59D5AF4Dec 24, 2010
50992E0CFB1A93A51CB9709BA718D4CEBCEDJan 5, 2011
518001B13AB37C44FA57E4475AF30D26FE7AFeb 20, 2011
453183FA7167EC9E0BF732AFA39CD0379064Mar 27, 2011
5188CD37F040F2CAD90C794450D3D1466417Apr 11, 2011
3736250DBEBBD766FA4BCBC0CF396423B888May 1, 2011
58942428FBB916BEEBB034FA80280B2F2FA1May 11, 2011
53214AA84B71459ECBC299EE4D8EDDD22F1AJun 26, 2011
6383DAE514E1FB0D2549CAC0A6772A0327F6Aug 16, 2011
4704204A44ABF0473DDF8D680E504F06BF73Oct 28, 2011
41920114D6ED8CC8EFEB879437BB46A29E2FNov 16, 2011
11983102125F5386949E6BD5F2D9EE46740F4Jan 21, 2012
418993B53B38852976EC27945B7ECF5642ABApr 24, 2012
380441C980FA41678C41AA37E79FEFAC5B4FMay 4, 2012
553210811D73C3D81E3F7677B26F599DECADAug 17, 2012
43721E34137F689FC6D624910433A56AD6E0Apr 30, 2013
911008CD07F92C5B9E90243D408DBFC37F91Jan 9, 2010
6830912594EE044E13C036769BA3A9566CE3Jan 20, 2010
6148B9AFE584B8A370C8804178E24484D5ACJan 21, 2010
506392C3196374D33670D99EA7B080401084Feb 11, 2010
49512F6DDBCBA9052FCAEF80D0148B34A128Apr 2, 2010
8398870B5A74BA52F391FB443ABE413F8261Apr 11, 2010
5858382A695AF5BBFEEE39566AFBCC38C998May 2, 2010
585167A0543918C4E065362BC01597BECF0FMay 9, 2010

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 gatorhdplugin.log^

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

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