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File: lwpwer.exe.bat

Location of lwpwer.exe.bat and Associated Malware

Check whether lwpwer.exe.bat is present in the following locations:

lwpwer.exe.bat file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Temp\lwpwer.exe.bat

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific lwpwer.exe.bat file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Temp\lwpwer.exe.bat

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific lwpwer.exe.bat file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Temp\lwpwer.exe.bat

If you find lwpwer.exe.bat 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 lwpwer.exe.bat file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of lwpwer.exe.bat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
4597108033628FA4D16DA2941585FA2E68Dec 29, 2009
47F77165293EE2EE0502254FB1FF4F7481Jan 15, 2010
43C706FCDAC2F62C65AB15195D92C5370FFeb 10, 2010
47088D8FE91C975D92F399C2EC7B05627CMar 13, 2010
47D83892A4CDB326FF9C44BDCDF5991366Mar 16, 2010
452BE26A578EF2F0C83B996D88C088D59AApr 26, 2010
43DD574F814220800C434B13597296C8C2Jun 16, 2010
44DBE0A7F3DCA6C94DCF1EF8CEBD20D8BFAug 18, 2010
41B1E27598FD711618519DE40D0803793ESep 12, 2010
413DFB194FBCA38DB124FD2368C2DB271AOct 5, 2010
43CBE0DD584892E822B94560371BEC4E53Oct 15, 2010
4538A5BEE67C07A6765BD6A54BE3AD8EEDOct 17, 2010
43FA7681DC82EE725E5E4BC3A05BF0FF5EOct 18, 2010
4324BEB2E847647366ED8EACC4E14D2EAENov 2, 2010
442BECFEE52502528F0CFEC72F55848986Nov 5, 2010
45A1906A9C9897D71DF77E7418551C9FE5Dec 12, 2010
42B1F2BF281CE0FEE056C9E7623B2142A0Dec 27, 2010
479F514783034DD90AC7B821D7714BE018Feb 13, 2011
4185296599A108DCE4D980CA5FD142CC69Mar 1, 2011
474128E29C6F37A0734C7E4C0BE8FC5C38Mar 31, 2011
43E8F8934581E90D9899AACFFA1875F8E0May 15, 2011
448893B1B261816E06B9DC84DBB0A9FA65Jan 23, 2012
4049283D29A5796E729319FA630BD178BFJan 23, 2016

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 lwpwer.exe.bat^

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

    • The deletion of lwpwer.exe.bat 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 lwpwer.exe.bat 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 lwpwer.exe.bat 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 lwpwer.exe.bat. The name of the first found registry value referencing lwpwer.exe.bat 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 lwpwer.exe.bat, 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 lwpwer.exe.bat and Associated Malware.