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Hi Jean,

all done. I presume it went smoothly as the computer has not disintegrated into a pile of twinkling dust.

Very many thanks for you help and patience at Exterminate-it. When I contacted Exterminate-it and loaded down your software I was on to my third antispyware company to solve a problem. Two companies had refunded subscription fees to my credit card rather than persevere to fix the problem.

Your team has guided me through the problem. My system has continued to operate through the whole procedure and you have been endearing patient with an old computer geek.

Keep up the excellent work,

D.

File: My Documents.url

Location of My Documents.url and Associated Malware

Check whether My Documents.url is present in the following locations:

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\My Documents\My Documents.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Documents\My Documents.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of My Documents.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
133793867626095453A100235F39D581B20Jan 9, 2010
1395874889696CB76EA8DDB4A5F938B7709May 17, 2010
203907BC2866D48A472E5AF61839CD204EDMay 20, 2010
1376BEA5687F07FDB03EF90435D654ED8F1Jun 9, 2010
1430CC11FB5BE78A3AB91EEC79D6F924978Jul 11, 2010
1400355F3C2C6D519DCF0EFED596ABD0498Aug 14, 2010
1411BDC2598F90DE9B58DFC19739A10668FAug 22, 2010
142A9A2927D01E015CFF5AE30A2B9796852Aug 27, 2010
141D23434EC756E6565E4BEFECFFA687DC8Aug 29, 2010
19633CB3387FAB906283529502CA5CF9EFCOct 15, 2010
137CF739F1B9232E04856D1D661B571BB26Oct 24, 2010
287839F70C08210565B4DE0A708D7DD13FB6BNov 1, 2010
1433118D32D167D16138512092C48118508Nov 9, 2010
13642408E4D0AB21B32A57D239A24240ECCDec 29, 2010
26903E7DC1C2E3EE3C63652D0BE24EC5357Dec 31, 2010
130E0A70918FEF41CCDF2F2171973111477Jan 3, 2011
196DC1E3D649EF339D498EA31DDAAF9A274Feb 16, 2011
128D1AAC39DEBF4323B2A76A44C831B95DFFeb 24, 2011
420676096618C074564D63583ECD2940EFC84CE18Mar 6, 2011
196CAD71A3F73404016920F7A55CA84798AJun 30, 2011
199598758CE521D43665B7FCFBEC0BD63DBJul 8, 2011
1397333824230CCAADBA171DA7DE93E141ESep 18, 2011
65181C714F1FB87763311CC58F9077DDAAC2CNov 3, 2011
139EDA4F96D989839EBEEC555A7363D657BNov 13, 2011
135C727A61B34E3FD8064AB148FA2244481Jan 23, 2012
1380AE129E13E4675B6B79F16AB996A1383Jan 27, 2012
197E462369E8BBE6E7ED7D4CEF95727A254Feb 24, 2012
13193663328FE1588F23DD4DD2FD68734E4Mar 1, 2012
140BEB2CE7707895A5CF08199B69D87A307Mar 13, 2012
137EADFB2E88CB2B2B19D21C0A33D688536Mar 28, 2012
135BE7CAA084A9CAB7B1E1A0E465B673B11Mar 28, 2012
132F315DA5DA8EE11F7FAF8A231B0761AA8Apr 24, 2012
142E2C901DC3FD7533DF760582DAE636171Aug 8, 2012
137CD9755D10085BE6649FECCC72B884CBBAug 13, 2012
135B43DDB21649E442FF2CA45D7B4EB2260Sep 5, 2012
13372A0776927B92F1B9985E512FD8301F5Oct 21, 2012
136551475E937E9F72FBECC1775A6BF9D29Oct 23, 2012
1337A967987F91C229FD2D2A203DDF01274Nov 14, 2012
14017AB8945BC6F63613AB46F66E99B4AD1Nov 27, 2012
135E2C58102C8733F4A72AA90A0D3C7EE08Mar 12, 2013
132CFC43931CB3F68E702A08C32E14CBADBMar 13, 2013
1315D172535600F85B9FD3DFD70D27C00B7Apr 17, 2013
124860EB845817D93DA60A54C3A49737EAE312Apr 21, 2013
1372A0A49B6A26C701FD9ABFD1605BB35EDApr 21, 2013
1409E4C71BD0F4E2E4D17B796E8BBDFC081Apr 27, 2013
129FCC181A643856FA19C7E5E92156D7330May 31, 2013
1335DF69CA0D2153347690713BED73811C3Aug 22, 2013
1364DD2817ABFA06F3E2669A4B7320CA425Feb 21, 2014
134791FC5AFE79076B05D9386BC6F7E893AMay 6, 2014
140F834087B83C591664AE05DA8884333ABJun 14, 2014
133D5988609E7F37D9071D17695A9A71BB6Jun 16, 2015
133B754C4CAD80B92CD864E046AC17B3423Jun 13, 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 My Documents.url^

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

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