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File: GreatArcadeHits

Location of GreatArcadeHits and Associated Malware

Check whether GreatArcadeHits is present in the following locations:

GreatArcadeHits file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\GreatArcadeHits

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

Notes:

Different Variations of GreatArcadeHits File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3152659DA379BA2AAE5AB5459903E6ABD2D1Jul 27, 2014
311009FC0439656E80986CF20AD8732709ADAug 6, 2014
3122D257279ACC484AD56A6293478691967DSep 8, 2014
3146DD557F0FAA8821151097779F2DA72F24Oct 26, 2014
31469F2F2CCFB2A758D8D4F9F3B99B92D803Mar 12, 2015
312872B8273F4196EB2FB2E2FA7927868E5CMay 29, 2015
3206176B8DA5A3429422FAFEC44CE49994A8Aug 19, 2015
3128632054DEA759631B542AAFE78FFCE703Aug 30, 2015

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 GreatArcadeHits^

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

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