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File: Internet Explorer.url

Location of Internet Explorer.url and Associated Malware

Check whether Internet Explorer.url is present in the following locations:

Internet Explorer.url file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%DESKTOP%]\Internet Explorer.url

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Internet Explorer.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Explorer.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Desktop\Internet Explorer.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\????\Internet Explorer.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\Internet Explorer.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Internet Explorer.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Desktop\Internet Explorer.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\????\Internet Explorer.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of Internet Explorer.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3709D4BC6AAF9560388421F185B99292CCEJul 27, 2010
32872764D406EB2B8696427B3EF1E7E31B9Jul 27, 2010
2114DF54E4BAA076B490115E403FAE9F373Jul 28, 2010
42016234A0C7916A72E558D75D745B314146Aug 1, 2010
21801F34076497EF7D396293A60906181E0Aug 8, 2010
4196E5D55E015D056618EDED6C1DDFF01CEAug 10, 2010
28736B4FED6DE1FFB691ACEC42D8A5B4D7A95Aug 23, 2010
215ED57BCA366AC03660BA62923D74C4987Sep 8, 2010
2599B17988996AA9AE1831AAADE9ECA5FE9Oct 2, 2010
205078E9C223E8F90F89939986E8A078CAEOct 17, 2010
1531509BB31A6A447BFC4685A71D4307EC910Oct 28, 2010
223CB0D959C185D0075A6642E12045AAD42Nov 12, 2010
25602BBC61971D15ABFF4362955E2115105Dec 8, 2010
478E1F2CAD67925FD61471DE4653EBFDC0FDec 15, 2010
1688C27E2D73059FD4050A040482B908B17Dec 27, 2010
143110FAB4AF3680CE9D60D2F9D4ED8C666Dec 30, 2010
18051AE587AE0F2949F0BACF53FFE3DBF22Jan 28, 2011
38156CEA9B90124D80A0E00E51E493E912EFeb 17, 2011
20084631C42C483A94B330C57396C8A0F2D98Mar 1, 2011
117DDA2086573F57EBD7C126545659FA33EMar 7, 2011
282BDE233080381DE3309DB740A94457CE4Mar 10, 2011
2236B5679A7F2499FE14A502EF2B7F3AE94Mar 16, 2011
170964318C998073C72F5F2E3BDE33C29C2May 3, 2011
791D4562F3A01D73138052F9355582DFEB7May 26, 2011
2176067923C0F9D09309BA341086EFBB977Jun 6, 2011
199B7BAEDD449EDF444BD88262BE888E948Jun 6, 2011
682547DD291BA9E6BFB93FCDDCBBDE18751FJun 6, 2011
246BC96DB686DD34ACCFC1517564BC6667EJun 28, 2011
195DC1BBF0A484F49D484D96CF8F1B38630Jun 28, 2011
19309EA0A6841C5B8AC71B5AF63ECAC89DCAug 7, 2011
17637A483C7B4F0AAF3A4EB8FED7BE6205FAug 8, 2011
172049D270C048500EF7EA488404A3D1FC8Aug 20, 2011
75B05849F7767DBC342653B00B1298C404Aug 27, 2011
218EF82F79A7E83261CC566089C85DAD307Sep 8, 2011
17890A7F4ECDA78DD355C257876365D69F6Sep 10, 2011
449EBF61101B936C5349872886A99715ED5Sep 13, 2011
183AC47D965B371B579CC409E4FE92B0002Sep 19, 2011
4520E1DB3ECAF86CEE36AAE6FECFF5F4B40Sep 25, 2011
1838DDFD092061E201146F683CA8416310FOct 24, 2011
7943D1DAF3D6EB74BDCDE8F8270722D314B4Nov 3, 2011
177AF5207B6DB8AD5A817B2CEBBC4F47D32Nov 8, 2011
2597201981486C602A6DA4480F36CA9442DDec 27, 2011
2152F5E65F2349E72E5023C744BDE4214B2Dec 31, 2011
1785556DF2AAC8B1A1CF0A936E277666470Jan 29, 2012
147D7A199D52B4CC60A2346207A90CBD104Mar 23, 2012
1818F68902AC83EBEE7D0087E40ECC4CC46Apr 8, 2012
122B1B2F0598B14940E9E646BDA24A2E18FJun 27, 2012
98F188C0EFEFA86CB6218D5DEFCDDEC12BJul 28, 2012
221735D0445CD538BE9455E8B0323B6BE5FAug 31, 2012
283FAB46FECEBAEC492A1554D8449182BD8Sep 25, 2012
177C12F166BFBE6E5EC72C30BE4B8BA3B86Oct 1, 2012
101AF1F9E3FF0FD2AEDE6A04AF3C0660B35Oct 1, 2012
1787F56743CC53357876B4578D168E12781Nov 18, 2012
1915AE53133DCE963614EC4C39F0342D843Dec 3, 2012
182F089D97B7B6A551C7F77B516E8E916D3Dec 7, 2012
1665F4918B321AC2D7C8AFF18D239F316A6Jan 16, 2013
8613FF559269B6E0878740E0031E8BB483Mar 16, 2013
1902F4D80841FB9D432984ACE82C6575AE0Sep 24, 2013
177461BC859E33EEDC94582127600FFD210Oct 3, 2013
198E20CBC2E9640A165B7AB432B57B57A21Feb 8, 2014
182E7A33C41B05AAB351AEC86FCF77A7E4CFeb 12, 2014
2341D6AC5AB090E8A1A93F47967E88AE941Feb 15, 2014
152483486018B147F2A23CDA0C539717ED6Apr 3, 2014
502762E69028F6AB7BB5A0DDF6745EEEA981May 15, 2014
76429445C7A7D418582AADF5D5FAC58CA74Jul 18, 2014
174FB54CDAF67880F54CFE9F83055A3F068May 7, 2015
214C0911C36A1075FB251F0DE6E939460F2May 7, 2015
14041D87F79808F71EA2C114C7F0EC9B943Jan 6, 2016
208192AFB7E8E31E07D8F7576A1B58A4DE3Jan 30, 2016
215B92664E0F39600FE2BEAB7DAE23FBE12Feb 27, 2016
219AC91283AF19BF23786DAD7EFAF798AE5Jun 7, 2016
2081AA664532FDEE441A47B872B682A571FNov 15, 2016
134F0F70996949127E2C7501B2931376E18Dec 14, 2016
101719615D860BE4F40D20497A9F54D0740Feb 28, 2017
2452954154B63D5AC009E5E90DFF3BE3B12May 31, 2017
249CCE0300C7940DE35DA8246757176EF66Oct 1, 2010
3775916482E3CF144B795BED747274752FEOct 19, 2010
344CD3D58B8981C1CD603451DD5878320E1Oct 22, 2010
115F2E626729D8E5DB4BB26B3FD365A3216Oct 31, 2010
250B7BDAE3C0BF9F5E4D7129F7534D9240ENov 2, 2010
24336AB9EE2C56B27892DCC36A64B023BC1Jan 8, 2011
200658451454545DC6FC28795EB435641A3Feb 21, 2011
81318216B03295D537FBEBD94343D354B2Nov 17, 2011
267187ED9236AF10442ECDC5A05EEB5EAEAOct 12, 2012
212DC582A7EDE93CFCB31F6FB1648228508Jan 9, 2013
175F36E74C37150AE5E160A4B1A6083E175Feb 26, 2014
147E49264DA9615FBE9261D702918E3E996Jan 6, 2017
197613C790DFC987DC3EB866D93036F8859Dec 16, 2010
862BBDFE772ADDC953AC53899FC828B3D76Apr 11, 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 Internet Explorer.url^

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

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