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File: index.html

Location of index.html and Associated Malware

Check whether index.html is present in the following locations:

index.html file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\dllcache\web\index.html
  • C:\index.html
  • [%ANY_DRIVE%]\index.html
  • C:\Windows\index.html
  • C:\Windows\web data\index.html

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific index.html file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp5\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp6\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp2\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp8\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp4\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp0\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp1\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp7\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp3\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~dlfntmp9\index.html
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\~wmvtmp1\index.html

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific index.html file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp5\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp6\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp2\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp8\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp4\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp0\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp1\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp7\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp3\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~dlfntmp9\index.html
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\~wmvtmp1\index.html

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

Notes:

Different Variations of index.html File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
548149A98EAE4CAE851945CCC438B9DBBC76Nov 2, 2012
440010C3D12868EB96D880271ACD11D35588Jan 2, 2014
433026A2C4B90F21BDDDC444F29342A9D859Nov 2, 2012
6495ABA368278ACA7099005D6908D6C2FEE2Jan 2, 2014
19149E04433CDE3DF7B2D26DD9547589D328Jan 2, 2014
44005116F02352269BE7C39F44971EF5C197Jan 15, 2011
247866B21E5B39FE925D4AF0CE4D8A422F218Dec 28, 2009
190693821625BC662C4E72CD825CFF3F53C6Dec 30, 2009
13779F37188C3A3624F1DDFF9E296FB05DBDMar 18, 2010
95046D150173338834ABE6518D792F8487EDJun 7, 2010
1907A3E050E27495FE964CD3C20B8B06A71BJun 14, 2010
134DF34613A953C452CDAC28EAF4A69020DSep 29, 2010
2167825D73F3C416BDCFBA91CB1ED6622202Oct 30, 2010
68754B0E67FD46517CBBFF96942275E511ANov 6, 2010
3198D51860F5404706F8048B8DBFF2C2C93DFeb 6, 2011
190638F1A8E17B409629C1FE75E33F8668F9Mar 31, 2011
406CF929DB3E548223190C54F7EAC93D14FJul 21, 2011
1907B5E552A08A0BCC47065CDB7EBCC0357BSep 28, 2011
578CA2F1210F73456BEFB556A52EA1AE089Dec 15, 2011
404056EDAEC9686213FA4D24917D0314D2E04Feb 10, 2012
154AE265EC3C777A098881A1254161CB512Feb 19, 2012
2217449D9637092CB273B7217D7974860A4BNov 3, 2012
225DFCACB3B7F4A5D28754E789D042901CJun 7, 2013
14001A65B2F729EE64B626A0333F73E3FD450Dec 22, 2015
1052E0996331521B539046A0773BC8BB9409Feb 16, 2016
1982315DC0209BCFA53502C2E9F166A53BE9Jun 8, 2017
495049802C0BC570A676BF01771C3C6BD2DECDec 19, 2011
330C43A73412032854C9BE66273613AC837Feb 7, 2012
31927DC3512E326C6B9460482E4ECAFEA527Nov 16, 2017
41509C7D4F13D3F7613DF5B975E30D9906333Dec 2, 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 index.html^

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

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