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File: Goodgame Empire.url

Location of Goodgame Empire.url and Associated Malware

Check whether Goodgame Empire.url is present in the following locations:

Goodgame Empire.url file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%DESKTOP%]\Goodgame Empire.url

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


Different Variations of Goodgame Empire.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
147BCC2819913EEA498AE52B642BFD9CF92Jun 6, 2016
149DD161CF7E9997800B17BA55BB23405F4Jun 7, 2016
14313FE54C00A9E43E55AAA675D9528048FJul 16, 2016
1508DEFA17F14B14FC78122079CC3697A82Jul 18, 2016
18559A0E88B37278D01ECFB3E63EADB42B4Aug 17, 2016
1500FE23BE1BA3CC2288CADED205F5918C7Nov 3, 2016
1972B1B081E917BD896E989A99E0119979DDec 9, 2016
1644659A2BB4EEBC3B26C59BDEE9CEFDC3AJan 18, 2017
16495DBFE2317F5C1881842D6B1A9A14475Jan 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 Goodgame Empire.url^

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

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