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File: insurance.url

Location of insurance.url and Associated Malware

Check whether insurance.url is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific insurance.url file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\finance\insurance.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\ business and finance\insurance.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\business\insurance.url

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific insurance.url file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\finance\insurance.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\ business and finance\insurance.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\business\insurance.url

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


Different Variations of insurance.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1416F5261B83CD01001F2F2E3A2250781B5Jun 13, 2010
77DC9E10131FA7D162EF19F41860F330A8Sep 9, 2010
1072F7864D4B98077C74E6D2981356EB0B7Nov 17, 2012
10021B0E1E07558ED7CC4786A466BB631BADec 5, 2012
16547B82B47D7FD7A52C6700A2E51835C5DSep 8, 2013
1003B6B552ED39B69E3BB99599E03A28EB7Aug 22, 2016
77863C3414EA80196BDD4757274D801189Jun 29, 2010
845320A90E83A14487B4D0CF9009AA31B8Jul 30, 2010
5569CF989812A6042A206FE8FECE504DA9Aug 30, 2010
52A17947AF159E13D3E6FFDE9FA48D6906Mar 17, 2011
75B1E47E15A528639C791977DF53277C33Aug 17, 2012
549D73192ADFC9A68AA6C4C8634B8FAC0BSep 11, 2012
5200CCB6E0ABC5FD1DFEC21E3718B8D754Apr 19, 2013
8136775543237A5382B1D7244EF5E1147BSep 17, 2010
1897BA7A9DD01BE236FB468C6FF5ABE6CADSep 27, 2010
25124E1792386846097DB27EBB491E32B93Oct 3, 2010
818631F82A777E95F056FAB29F0F5D12EBOct 27, 2011
81BBF1B658F99A4174DC2A24A671B6BB34Mar 13, 2012
1899EC9132308ECEAF302292DAB3E3AF1A2May 30, 2012
146FA1B5AF1FDD0845E32E514C6A29BC43BJan 6, 2013
8587F923AE0B36964F877910C2AA2CDE42Jan 9, 2010
746A9278D04AD8C92E38A9118A6C309922Apr 20, 2010

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 insurance.url^

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

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