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File: java_install_reg.log

Location of java_install_reg.log and Associated Malware

Check whether java_install_reg.log is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific java_install_reg.log file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\java_install_reg.log

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific java_install_reg.log file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\java_install_reg.log

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


Different Variations of java_install_reg.log File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
22450AF10EC57E5EEF5649A36FA65C7BC1C7Jun 16, 2010
790DFD885BA4E1E5EDF7A5865DBE3C0ED45Jun 27, 2010
10818DC8382DFC30F260AD0969E4AA45EEDBJun 28, 2010
49943110800A7DB4B3C257586B905AD0ED6Sep 21, 2010
499EEF210E96478FC1CAADD9A09254DFCD9Sep 28, 2010
790FE67E067E2F949C9B1EC1F0D066C948DOct 24, 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 java_install_reg.log^

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

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