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File: mirc.ini

Location of mirc.ini and Associated Malware

Check whether mirc.ini is present in the following locations:

mirc.ini file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\mirc.ini

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


Different Variations of mirc.ini File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
2629410D0E667ABDE0E181343387A8079109Dec 25, 2009
35029449DC947FEFA445209E672047737316Feb 18, 2010
27368AA5F2E3A20DC00820B1FBA0C998F805Feb 19, 2010
3393E03E0E5174BA4FA126B39E44AD99C73EMar 7, 2010
32184A6F5E8DAF558A0CCA06A5829F650D2FJun 7, 2010
1687806C62978AB90BBDDA7E4E0B1FE46885Aug 6, 2010
333481AD254F02E224DF5FDB0C33A94956F1Aug 7, 2010
330066A42F58302D09D6BA3F237DBC7A7BC8Nov 1, 2010
3376A12A06FCD8336980EE31B5BB775DA1D8Nov 19, 2010
16725F8B16710F93E910829E504D0ACA04C4Apr 1, 2011
326784597E1A2D3AA6F6C3BC77C279ED6997Dec 16, 2011
304304B315F4F0F5BB76060EEE1EF5937DC7Jul 8, 2013
32515D3FA401E325341B59E5A97936025E20Jul 9, 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 mirc.ini^

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

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