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Matt,

Thanks so much for your help. For now, this seemed to have solved the problem and found all the infected files. I'll keep you updated, as I know this virus can be very hard to kill.

Thanks a million.

Jason

File: Happy Lyrics Update.job

Location of Happy Lyrics Update.job and Associated Malware

Check whether Happy Lyrics Update.job is present in the following locations:

Happy Lyrics Update.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\Happy Lyrics Update.job

If you find Happy Lyrics Update.job 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 Happy Lyrics Update.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of Happy Lyrics Update.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3883E575D7931418233F2F1C7D794AC7C28Aug 22, 2013
386E0569B9208CD19FA8EB889EB8F18076ADec 28, 2013
3900599499CA13F0CB071368808575F8572Feb 10, 2014
3804EA37C207B45A9CE175353CE6BD48D72Feb 11, 2014
38804FD95DE2243D04C9CC291DA73556E9AFeb 23, 2014
3800889F2F9205E883186A0EF2BF82BD48EApr 1, 2014
384F1286A4F745E1C9A1B841E7FE2F1BA82Apr 8, 2014
38258B722C26FEDE6CF22F0553F9064AD1EApr 14, 2014
364E722EB973E943FECC3BB44E30DE63186Aug 18, 2014
3643142E202608D8A177845F4140C795311Aug 30, 2014
364417F17090867501DCD8215C76DF78941Sep 3, 2014
39456E8DE3F6F4D5FC395B8E2277FF853DBSep 26, 2014
390F8A02D4ED6043965B09006D5ADE2432FDec 10, 2014
3705C8B9928450E2B99C0FC874D8778A55FDec 22, 2014

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 Happy Lyrics Update.job^

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

    • The deletion of Happy Lyrics Update.job 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 Happy Lyrics Update.job 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 Happy Lyrics Update.job 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 Happy Lyrics Update.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing Happy Lyrics Update.job 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 Happy Lyrics Update.job, 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 Happy Lyrics Update.job and Associated Malware.