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File: iedvutils.exe

Location of iedvutils.exe and Associated Malware

Check whether iedvutils.exe is present in the following locations:

iedvutils.exe file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Program Files\Explorer\iedvutils.exe
  • [%PROGRAM_FILESX86%]\Explorer\iedvutils.exe

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


Different Variations of iedvutils.exe File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
90808527CBB635BF95069D711D8053A3CCE11Mar 7, 2017
892723AF439DBFFB8EF3BC2F5621113B9ADB2Mar 14, 2017
64184BB10552EC01437D43CDB094FF0613240Mar 18, 2017
55480DB657DDF2015D1A70480DFAC41C3950BMar 27, 2017
64184CCD7923DB23F94420AEDB77BDCB59264Apr 3, 2017
64184A3E4C90D42A7F2B4C3E10EEEB08E8C9AApr 26, 2017
64184BF42DF966F155C5A25CDECE285D997B8Apr 28, 2017
64184BE641B5139B533532DC7596D7A73BEFFMay 11, 2017
897843983614EECD2FD3BEACE1F2AA0BC86DCMay 20, 2017
64184A7FE57706A69FF23C0B7115B5AF19B91May 23, 2017
923440684F57E7ADB8B8A58F51F6876598139May 31, 2017
55992491F2311FFA8521DF05822F0E2A3AF6EDec 14, 2018

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 iedvutils.exe^

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

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