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Hi Jean,

all done. I presume it went smoothly as the computer has not disintegrated into a pile of twinkling dust.

Very many thanks for you help and patience at Exterminate-it. When I contacted Exterminate-it and loaded down your software I was on to my third antispyware company to solve a problem. Two companies had refunded subscription fees to my credit card rather than persevere to fix the problem.

Your team has guided me through the problem. My system has continued to operate through the whole procedure and you have been endearing patient with an old computer geek.

Keep up the excellent work,


File: GuntonyCheckTask

Location of GuntonyCheckTask and Associated Malware

Check whether GuntonyCheckTask is present in the following locations:

GuntonyCheckTask file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\GuntonyCheckTask

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


Different Variations of GuntonyCheckTask File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
14710F6F9664180AF76C0C4F52FB92E8E1E7AMay 29, 2016
1472651A0479C068E7083D91CB2195B1D9161May 29, 2016
147222ECE7713718424505A306B6C8975F802May 30, 2016
14714E0F0EDF43A2A2C320FF813B09D914F99Jun 2, 2016
14750E3329E2EB124ABE81477F0C7732988FDJun 27, 2016
14722AFB8F3013013A85EF684419CFC83AAF4Aug 8, 2016
14722E1C56D1D7007A2D70A38D624B7A852ECAug 27, 2016
14718CFE94272061BD48E0B2406C0D1113058Oct 5, 2016
14738FBAD65602A387CD03F1950C9B0464D27Dec 1, 2016
147384A6424CE4F3169AE1E3B6C7C8F41D678May 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 GuntonyCheckTask^

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

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