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File: internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml

Location of internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml and Associated Malware

Check whether internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml

If you find internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml 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 internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
11082D841FEB77FB71A00840EF184CE503F9Jun 22, 2014
11087B2B89D5A317B418B6D5F7E9FE9F1908Aug 17, 2014
1108E7517DABBD8D04D07F36037442EEC3E5Sep 17, 2014
1108E3F19A58E8BCEE58DDF49BC1BC582731Sep 21, 2014
11081CBAF78F5AD9A1EBC060D134D91B2982Oct 1, 2014
11085130F9D1E53B680F4263218A4BD91FFANov 5, 2014
1108CBF121148A583DE430DB15236D17FBC1Feb 16, 2015
110864E602893479DFBD1C45C571ACD13AD2Feb 20, 2015
11081A8B20D2AF9752296F1074FC59FCE8A6Jun 20, 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 internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml^

  1. To enable deleting the internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml 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 internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml 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 internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml 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 internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml 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 internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml 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 internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml. The name of the first found registry value referencing internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml 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 internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml, 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 internethelper31-customized-web-search.xml and Associated Malware.