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File: ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore

Location of ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore and Associated Malware

Check whether ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore is present in the following locations:

ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore

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

Notes:

Different Variations of ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
4110347AD5186C238C57279B43734A94BF9BNov 14, 2015
4110BFC0AB97B23CF7B21BC919E91891FBF1Jan 7, 2016
41101A173C7EBEF2291383A41BFCEBC55008Jan 31, 2016
4110EC6DFE9FA47527149366E4FA7CBF100EJan 31, 2016
4110183379B3FAEEBC4342941DB47B6CCE2FFeb 3, 2016
4110C0B3A97B19107668FE2845BEB6004F1FFeb 11, 2016
4110800AD5CA9B7DBA6BF6209F11098F1148Feb 14, 2016
41105CB22EA90FCEA2ED2284C02F493FD5D3Feb 26, 2016
41104BDEE9194F20190176AB43E709CC6A92Mar 27, 2016
4110138C96EFBB125AC9F48ED3F1FF8FA955May 1, 2016
411092EB85D9FC63945607CF2FDDB802ECDEMay 10, 2016
4110FF7CB3BC40F922C7E8E5E9D0B217A024Feb 19, 2017
41102CA285C94B56915680195A211134E901Apr 20, 2017
33067D4C99102520982C6B07AE20A5E6C06CApr 24, 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 ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore^

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

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