Exterminate It! Antimalware


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A lot of the smart viruses and Trojan horses today try really hard and prevent you form going to the main anti-virus and cleanup sort of product including microsoft own tools. They actually block your access to those sites.

A couple of weeks ago my wife's laptop got totally infected (she must be browsing porn) and I ended up finding a little known program that did most of the clean up and then followed up with Microsoft tools that are available on their site and successfully cleaned everything with the exception of one item i had to get rid of manually.

Name of the product is Exterminate it. Worked pretty well.



File: MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.job

Location of MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.job and Associated Malware

Check whether MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.job is present in the following locations:

MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.job

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


Different Variations of MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
316D0918D99CEBF6594E73F9FB8DFE12A7ASep 28, 2015
300410565EC7D9F32900CA31367CCAE6921Sep 30, 2015
2941F2EDCDD86D822F55BB906F3CDA11820Oct 28, 2015
28604DB96F1C0A5774414F23CAB43253E8DFeb 10, 2016
28206A47BE2DEC447E44312F31E9FCDABACFeb 14, 2016
2989D6245C49161B5914A6D9E62FAAD2E4DFeb 15, 2016
2843DC9C90B9B0E726F4DC8C40DFF5FCC4FFeb 29, 2016
2681402508553FAFBCF4A386774096B1BDCApr 3, 2016
278673A5EC33BC07E967B07BBABB40C3658Apr 6, 2016
2900E53D9A1C4CBB6E4C63BB2B77F793AEAApr 25, 2016
2985169772A377AB55FE34F416DF4959A82May 4, 2016
282F87718842DCD6E78EB2948CEFB7EA06DMay 13, 2016
27065043E47B138B8D471F9DDBA76C97747May 14, 2016
28289855CC56144A8A13F5E43E43A0A0511May 31, 2016
31840CFFC57BEB3E598B7B00EE24792FADEJun 7, 2016
318D78190F9D75DF27F2EFF11F83DF4C343Jun 7, 2016
29847225194E3348854C179CEDDC0D7DCEEJun 12, 2016
288F3BC17F5636C1C7B52490D6FC2641F29Jun 22, 2016
2866FFD999969813C5C3F6FECABAB397087Jun 22, 2016
304DB464B0C4A8B5D1DE438BD463ADFE1D1Jul 17, 2016
298C38647AAFEAAC7913573DC85CDE5BA8EJul 25, 2016
2986D59D97E464FA79357D02C1307EDC2A3Jul 29, 2016
290FCA63B9B2DAC9C6DFB07894C2DCB2E44Aug 11, 2016
316D99959B3D2CAF9DBD729D3EF84544CBCAug 12, 2016
308687A5F2CF8B592EAB6AD50710DBC4CC8Aug 12, 2016
304ABD0BE042D55AEE532CE96B4788E7168Sep 8, 2016
288F075713008E573FFB25E1DE1159B0A5FSep 20, 2016
2942FDFA03F8D90C78E3C6612CBC958D3A0Sep 20, 2016
286A37B82013476DE36E1DCFE4B6E96D7D3Sep 26, 2016
284CF77D9B64C7A2F0832D686A798BE49ABSep 27, 2016
3183BF2DB67B785815E1B450048BA39FF36Sep 30, 2016
28811C96F5112875F63BC2C597F7337BEA1Oct 8, 2016
278D00BFB6B3AA8B84C6DDB8DBC0724D158Oct 18, 2016
318AD431E04A5E9DADB79466F5BC5F73D4ENov 2, 2016
29815E7ECC1080B011084510BEF5CB2FF36Nov 11, 2016
2989FF951CB66D5733300B5ED7FB2FC7809Nov 28, 2016
278F91FD9EF4594F17E6E5EB34494A01BD8Dec 15, 2016
3067470DFEC9AA7B4064FFF97FE19FB560CDec 31, 2016
2705A71AFB7F8C0C12BCD8CEB89B737E17BFeb 12, 2017
2862E3106C8EF78565FFD77E4F2C510262DMar 17, 2017
274331C4E27F342B1AECC500132D626C635May 15, 2017
274183EF6DDD9438C58CAED3B641BBD053CJun 5, 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 MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.job^

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

    • The deletion of MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.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 MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.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 MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.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 MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.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 MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.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 MAXDriverUpdater_UPDATES.job and Associated Malware.