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File: mp3.url

Location of mp3.url and Associated Malware

Check whether mp3.url is present in the following locations:

mp3.url file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%DESKTOP%]\mp3.url

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific mp3.url file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\favorites\music and movies\mp3.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\links\mp3.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\entertainment\mp3.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\ entertainment\mp3.url

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific mp3.url file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\favorites\music and movies\mp3.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\links\mp3.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\entertainment\mp3.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\ entertainment\mp3.url

If you find mp3.url 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 mp3.url file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of mp3.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
78463454B3BDA10F5A5DC21B474E0D5147Jun 12, 2010
135E87CCE55D31916E4C725F32CED629B71Jun 13, 2010
7936C61CF39BD8EEA35BF725AED040BA20Jul 11, 2010
1077148EDF9BB8256DAA078BE2253E1845DJul 13, 2010
71703FB788B3A853C04BEC11E19F55516CSep 9, 2010
119C6E5F110FA86C7DA8FFF70B80F973879Sep 17, 2010
244382BE31616514941AFA1536EC901C599Oct 3, 2010
50C70E636BA5EAF485F0F52D027D5CDA06Oct 17, 2010
101090BBC7CE3225806CC31C17BABEC9064Dec 1, 2010
112D03DA2270C121C7BB82DEFB3553DF55BOct 29, 2011
713A1E5D3BB3CD6C23119F2EFA6B2F013DDec 2, 2011
75ED68A46DB273E72AE13CD15402B14A62Mar 13, 2012
141C1CAE229065FAF1BC0AB571319F9AB22Apr 4, 2012
183A68B6038FB8ACCBC48C2E004F14B34D6May 30, 2012
10162986BEB9A5416FE6D57997D8E596973Nov 17, 2012
9499D65C0CCAFF650E853439921F6F6519Dec 5, 2012
140D58B576141153E58783F79E121B4D17DJan 6, 2013
198D690E341DABEEA81F041654291B4F512Oct 18, 2013
75B0D5C0BDF5910916786CADB665BF2A5DFeb 14, 2015
3685853FCA92D3F6FCFDC8A2DEF199D485DAug 26, 2016
7106291DF0449A9747463D7960D2D98E52Nov 19, 2016
103F5516B01EF96CEDC756B0F01167D250EJul 13, 2010
2414CEE895E4829C597413E410E499DFBDAAug 20, 2010
243041C83F46FA74475CDEACAE40EB61D09COct 14, 2010
99800142D1762ACB8FA4B685F949EF7F34BOct 27, 2010
161AD8DCBCB3DE19DF21A2353CE2BEADE76Oct 29, 2010
20905B6E63FB0B517D53903B36BE3A76ECB3Nov 19, 2010
548787109C6DAEAFB2A26F8C39F5A2B3F4C0Dec 10, 2010
1784BC37027A7602D0BA0512B26B8C94C1FJan 14, 2011
11082B1F11CD9DDDED90199D778599B0564Jan 29, 2011
2206DDDD638E161A91221426F4A644407C8Feb 10, 2011
11031F6A11B5509D5EC1225B7FC4D90875F9Mar 19, 2011
21556EEBFE9FBA288815F0F73AA82F2E532Jul 8, 2011
21436A4483560B9168B81E158CA358CEB07Aug 26, 2011
2454E51EE5F072FB22D6B85CFDCE382B552Oct 23, 2011
5009C4D2AECB9E2EF634E4D608AC8DD2536Jan 18, 2012
774196B4A8ED79AEF374AFD658E1AD3767Jan 19, 2012
34157735C2B554C8D0F4D974B782892F3E5Mar 2, 2012
1373F51B19EE29B2F9C43067DCFF7813832Apr 4, 2012
3017BC7E99FDDDA7D8FB6BEBC4B08696176Nov 4, 2012
504684348CE2D32BD65F54448429746D386Nov 20, 2012
1718355E44276BB91BA206A1F3908332EDDFeb 12, 2013
198EF18F0826E55F7FFFD4862A4D9DD22F1Feb 21, 2013
1780F1D8A1F5DCE1B32380BDEDF3B381886May 4, 2013
24379A7D6D9419D165A9F48F62708076A9ANov 7, 2013
500600855F68D76CD26DC57B1D3F31B0BF2Feb 2, 2014
47336D81B008ED71BB77722FC796A80AE7AAug 6, 2014
17814A8A9AF1C36A6F3B343171D69F48B65Apr 20, 2015
23895F0225AC432ED33F5B08DAB4202A6CB8Apr 3, 2016
191A2C91D2316DE86F8F0206B296840F4E9Dec 13, 2016
241D330C81298095884B35F7980CD738399Feb 24, 2017
19845E9B0C6EBEFA933E0105DFFE28ED168May 5, 2017
49B8C546BBA29529568539D026012B6C5DAug 30, 2010
69111D397B51CF371B01BA000EC4F95A26Aug 17, 2012
4879E2C7B13A0F239500C3A3A02B7683C5Sep 11, 2012
461B73EC4ABC5A9EC8D6A23CDC2DFA7B48Apr 19, 2013
11248D31D006F9A2EA66D106AE8CE4364C7May 21, 2011
177F67340B8C05F5D636A8BA3B6B79A98B5Sep 16, 2011
12250A21A6F28F5133D387F3EA72C2D0446May 14, 2010
57E19459FAC8C7C158B90E1245F9770B1CJan 24, 2011
1086CC90ABB95A9CEF9087D85939B208C61Apr 11, 2012
153259A14F0B56BC929B4B427248C56EB17May 2, 2013
1961FC23F009E344995756F2191630B76B3May 1, 2010
79D733B2E5D93A88C3E4CFCE2711823A6BJan 9, 2010
786ECF48FA87524710F98B29425A2FB5E4Mar 22, 2010
57BB95B383489BE94B44D38AB2E25AB257Apr 14, 2010
6889FE21C5884946D8D5E4C084686AF11DApr 20, 2010
1297D212BE3AB1DF2581A084C7BA3ED767BAug 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 mp3.url^

  1. To enable deleting the mp3.url 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 mp3.url and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of mp3.url 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 mp3.url and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of mp3.url 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 mp3.url 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 mp3.url 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 mp3.url. The name of the first found registry value referencing mp3.url 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 mp3.url, 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 mp3.url and Associated Malware.