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File: GS_Booster-S-576482620

Location of GS_Booster-S-576482620 and Associated Malware

Check whether GS_Booster-S-576482620 is present in the following locations:

GS_Booster-S-576482620 file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\GS_Booster-S-576482620

If you find GS_Booster-S-576482620 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 GS_Booster-S-576482620 file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of GS_Booster-S-576482620 File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
2726B565399376C2CDF0E2911775E64D3EE7Sep 21, 2014
2730975E135BC5D5DE56E1323A44B94FE937Oct 20, 2014
2720E585673C98D90A3867D9164ED34E88F8Oct 21, 2014
2718C30656609416310616FB472A07D776E9Oct 29, 2014
27324AC39A7D4CF82564582C757B394B0EA9Oct 31, 2014
27181DA410C99E6627995DA1D40ED48A25FBNov 2, 2014
2738358CD817DAD50E214324D06FE6F367E4Dec 22, 2014
272423B66B2DF2FC6E3536E6E0074D176A1CDec 22, 2014
2724FB62607D606169CE6D6E4B89296F5CD4Feb 26, 2015
2728A61E716963EB741BBC199B22AEBB0C1BApr 15, 2015
2834486115904769E4EE2D9CE5D83EFFA9D8Apr 30, 2015
273443D30A205DEAA7420CDB6EF1E6AD19D1Jul 10, 2015
2716DC377BB3AD9BE0A01F842162E2FAAC8FAug 15, 2015
2722363EE89980F020CC43E81FD982D04CDDDec 8, 2015
2724578ACAA474B905307F811B632E2DE7D7Apr 27, 2016
28345871BB52AF958BF93AED110204D1E6C0May 19, 2016
27208FD7F79C5B2C7DC27403354D3E55025ENov 23, 2016

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 GS_Booster-S-576482620^

  1. To enable deleting the GS_Booster-S-576482620 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 GS_Booster-S-576482620 and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of GS_Booster-S-576482620 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 GS_Booster-S-576482620 and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of GS_Booster-S-576482620 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 GS_Booster-S-576482620 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 GS_Booster-S-576482620 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 GS_Booster-S-576482620. The name of the first found registry value referencing GS_Booster-S-576482620 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 GS_Booster-S-576482620, 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 GS_Booster-S-576482620 and Associated Malware.