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File: GuntonyBrowserUpdateCore

Location of GuntonyBrowserUpdateCore and Associated Malware

Check whether GuntonyBrowserUpdateCore is present in the following locations:

GuntonyBrowserUpdateCore file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\GuntonyBrowserUpdateCore

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

Notes:

Different Variations of GuntonyBrowserUpdateCore File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
37927D11EFC83C65884D7FB984634720CDCFMay 29, 2016
379288A1E2D0ABA44396F9110C636EC0969AMay 29, 2016
37924034F32E7FEB5494C2F90295AFF2590CMay 30, 2016
37924EF81E4B6C46065BBE75DAF1E37145D9Jun 2, 2016
37929A5BE45F9ACF78E643E64B971729DF52Jun 27, 2016
3792448E7EC2E23D542440F56F8176BBAC73Aug 8, 2016
3792664D406C7917CDC3DEAC40878D1AC505Aug 27, 2016
37924601F761DAF9C942D8CDA92F378517FAOct 5, 2016
3792691AE0CA34B3F8466D6CCAEE8B9A10B6Dec 1, 2016
37921DE4E43F2FF076D781E5211DF13EB100May 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 GuntonyBrowserUpdateCore^

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

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