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File: Lyrics-Fan Update.job

Location of Lyrics-Fan Update.job and Associated Malware

Check whether Lyrics-Fan Update.job is present in the following locations:

Lyrics-Fan Update.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\Lyrics-Fan Update.job

If you find Lyrics-Fan Update.job 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 Lyrics-Fan Update.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of Lyrics-Fan Update.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3921F2997736B5C9A009B686E45BE135C06Aug 10, 2013
38614351DE275C32E49C939575D3457350BAug 13, 2013
3602554F2E237855B986ED28E577CF38B37Aug 18, 2013
378397F5C2ADC57F2FBBB6DFBE76459CFCAAug 24, 2013
3788771DE84C26B76B5BD62C8B83CD882A3Aug 24, 2013
36238A9AD17CE14B4407A3119660F2A478ASep 9, 2013
4044B0A20C872521602F800C2B08D3D4DE5Oct 16, 2013
390D57CF59E7FB9F5AACCBD02779740DDBANov 9, 2013
384D95A8B33064B1BA95891536CB0010589Nov 18, 2013
3802AD0A022A3C1C96EC63A4FD45A0530BFFeb 22, 2014
4007E1B49D7511B9C5058392F8A9946D843Aug 6, 2014
3460498064FF15C0B37C417E8B5FCDB63ACAug 17, 2014
396894D196BF753D1AFE2C9D8C92BE1792DAug 23, 2014
382B978D8D07B4A8C57B370F40B370119F1Sep 14, 2014
39032226D0DF1D67B6398D1C7AAA1C511C4Nov 7, 2014
346E047570BFD6EC593403821D7CB950105Jan 3, 2015
372AEE313A59B7F7AEB05605C87485C506EJan 29, 2015

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 Lyrics-Fan Update.job^

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

    • The deletion of Lyrics-Fan Update.job 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 Lyrics-Fan Update.job 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 Lyrics-Fan Update.job 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 Lyrics-Fan Update.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing Lyrics-Fan Update.job 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 Lyrics-Fan Update.job, 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 Lyrics-Fan Update.job and Associated Malware.