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File: GuntonyBrowserUpdateUA

Location of GuntonyBrowserUpdateUA and Associated Malware

Check whether GuntonyBrowserUpdateUA is present in the following locations:

GuntonyBrowserUpdateUA file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\GuntonyBrowserUpdateUA

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


Different Variations of GuntonyBrowserUpdateUA File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
14732FFCEB2AB7AED81B8A2AB42A22B96B97FMay 29, 2016
147322D7A4BBD0977191E881D8AC2CAC7D2F4May 29, 2016
14732C8BE3966F0168D303D31A6122083611AMay 30, 2016
14732E8B277D075012CD7D8CC6939C2F1D1D3Jun 2, 2016
14732E2F4ACA592F54EAD3C214721DF412901Jun 27, 2016
147320A1300E3146C364D738487EF12DBF296Aug 8, 2016
14732859CCB793087CBAD0ADC147E27168BE5Aug 27, 2016
147325646D6E79420C8532E0906095A6E4E6COct 5, 2016
1473291E7B7A54B20C4E0F87F79EC77EDBAD6Dec 1, 2016
1473209580D35C7ABBE33F3D177ADAF1F8C24May 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 GuntonyBrowserUpdateUA^

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

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