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File: ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore.job

Location of ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore.job and Associated Malware

Check whether ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore.job is present in the following locations:

ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore.job

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


Different Variations of ghokswaBrowserUpdateCore.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
8980806A7FD3C238888603A793DEC971D73Dec 17, 2015
89865CF96443534E1574D74069FAD8043A1Dec 17, 2015
872A854DCAB614038E4719B60CA840A216AFeb 5, 2016
898ED45DF1196192F53D5969C80DBE257EAFeb 24, 2016
89882ECCDE3EB57512E6BED6AD7801D1F16Apr 12, 2016
886A781AEBC10A64D6F08A3CC04B0B4E60FApr 23, 2016
898B788FD90F1E1535A801D126F642BD89FApr 27, 2016
876763D155C2AEFB967132B817E60990FB1Aug 2, 2016
898F99CB53FFBAFDFBB9F72C89F6D54CD79Oct 17, 2016
8982A841AC5B9A50DA0126CAB4087EA96DAJan 29, 2017
898E0F311005882BAF88BC8A0D2A52B6B7DFeb 2, 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.job^

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

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