Exterminate It! Antimalware


Known threats:699,443 Last Update:May 26, 18:52


I have had major computer issues in the last week. I was infected with the Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans. After researching the net for possible solutions, i found they are extremely difficult to remove. I tried a variety of spyware removal tools to no avail. To do it manually is near on impossible.
The symptoms are, computer runs slow, constant ad pop ups, hijacking of emails, theft of information and locking of a variety of functions.
I then found buried deep in a google search a link to Exterminate It. After reading it, I downloaded to do a free scan and a lot of stuff no other spyware had found showed up. So i went searching the locations and sure enough the files where there on my system. I tried removing them with no luck. So i spent the $25 usa to activate.
It removed all but 4. I was disappointed that the Trojans once again reloaded and my problems continued. So, i used the SUBMIT STATE service. I supplied all the info i could gather, pop up addys and what they were for , what others programs had found and Exterminate had missed etc. Within 24 hours i received and email telling me they had updated there system and to download it. I rescanned the system and it deleted all the previous locked files.
Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans have not done their re appearing act since and my comp is running normal again.

It's worth remembering the addy or downloading it to see what it finds. I had no problems doing so in anyway with this program. They done what they said they would on there web site in under the time frame.


Administrator of Horse Racing Forums

File: getadmin.vbs

Location of getadmin.vbs and Associated Malware

Check whether getadmin.vbs is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific getadmin.vbs file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\getadmin.vbs

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific getadmin.vbs file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\getadmin.vbs

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


Different Variations of getadmin.vbs File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
125CB2A83282254BAC1AAC1CDFD7BAE53CCFeb 3, 2016
142D3987C4BD0CD47951C6CEF978A708E85Feb 16, 2016
1276A48ECE1F3ABEEB661F696710D92185CMay 17, 2016
120E93CA43F266429E835ED55AB1041DC4EJun 1, 2016
218417BA6398664E33709C645F8A71342A9Jun 28, 2016
1224933F023730A086C7973DB3557523BAFDec 30, 2016
1180DB353D0B56E792EB4A787A52BEA9C17Jan 18, 2017
147C347822F159E21CFA01227C8EE410C0DFeb 11, 2017
46D14A6C18536B08C2D91CC10129CEC2CAMar 25, 2017
217B92E682355CB1FC9BCA264D598F8D00AMar 25, 2017
120D7A36F10B95268D839CF216CBEB3ED2CApr 1, 2017
1592A7775014E63B094BF1B5A47FD2970EBApr 30, 2017
1386CA4AA9A257794704D23871FF1F8123EMay 29, 2017

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 getadmin.vbs^

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

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