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File: gpaiibklhaneknloaoccoidbaffjjlnb.crx

Location of gpaiibklhaneknloaoccoidbaffjjlnb.crx and Associated Malware

Check whether gpaiibklhaneknloaoccoidbaffjjlnb.crx is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific gpaiibklhaneknloaoccoidbaffjjlnb.crx file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\CRE\gpaiibklhaneknloaoccoidbaffjjlnb.crx

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific gpaiibklhaneknloaoccoidbaffjjlnb.crx file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\CRE\gpaiibklhaneknloaoccoidbaffjjlnb.crx

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


Different Variations of gpaiibklhaneknloaoccoidbaffjjlnb.crx File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
2919510DDF9DABDA084C5106A9FD115A7F57B32Oct 17, 2014
2730805656DB1CE86BC4B13B8F107384E963DD4May 19, 2015
27726085A1AA525FD30327B07BF8262299631D1Aug 1, 2015
2879644199DADF933386E4399DB446524E987E2Aug 12, 2015
28898865DBD77946F9C6FDF52A86F14E8D12121May 18, 2016
2735354B5DCFE3DDA613CB81566D8ADA712304CJun 15, 2016
2891475BBB8F771D8F04B99E2F84AD5FA0AB7BDJan 30, 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 gpaiibklhaneknloaoccoidbaffjjlnb.crx^

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

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