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Dear Jean,

Thank you for your follow-up. I did indeed use the Submit State feature last night and this morning, your team sent me instructions to run an 'update' and then re-run Exterminate It! on the PC. I just finished that process and the new update wiped it out. I ran my regular anti-spy/anti-virus to double-check and it wasn't able to detect it either. I appreciate the support from both you and your team.

Linda D.

File: My Music.url

Location of My Music.url and Associated Malware

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

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

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

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

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

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


Different Variations of My Music.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
125BD2FC924CB42FDAAC7CF468CB625EC3EFeb 14, 2010
1964D8318699B9515C6DB1E0E3797EE20A4Mar 3, 2010
142E87DE9E69542AB10A0873EAC3E1ACCFFMar 5, 2010
142C444DAA0EA42CCFAD873F629E5365C4EMar 20, 2010
200CACB60A5E41B3759EA66ACE560CA14B5Mar 30, 2010
13409AE7E40DD3C3CBDFA2304654014BE6BApr 16, 2010
1403DB452D47AD9424E045E4014AE564824May 17, 2010
1380A4F330ABE921E387602FE2E37A06B63Jun 9, 2010
1477317BDB7339F1C7D0D253A7C74C3CD51Jun 17, 2010
1981154381B4CA989BD85D891D63EF713ECJun 23, 2010
136747EDE222209275A3588D15DEFFCEB83Aug 19, 2010
143A48903A90110DC376D6939CA0EF37C75Aug 27, 2010
14250EE2887DC65D3786A0AA8B3B09B724FAug 29, 2010
83B3E20C64A10080B3FF9D5BEE7BE65778Aug 30, 2010
138013A09CB5EDA7A8627685EB94F4896E0Oct 24, 2010
1388272935F8D8C81D591B181F4C51678A4Oct 25, 2010
144E03AC6265F1F514E27CE1CF7598721ABNov 9, 2010
1298221C296719467EC855A7F8ABC4BB365Dec 10, 2010
4778579B5AF80A955B38F8866CE51B77E4608CDec 13, 2010
13927D084B8999A18FBA6CCA12A0F79C9B3Dec 17, 2010
197398092B4E48B88DDE61075811197A0B8Jan 23, 2011
136BB9DFB7352953AD5DF941AEFF5F87B5EAug 21, 2011
1342A1658A0EA5859BAB81E79B6F737E62CAug 23, 2011
1320B23E8D3AA11C20089243CE02ED0F1E1Sep 29, 2011
1380A620C491CC2F149E25A3748C0B83B9FNov 6, 2011
133535AFC379AE7676AD89269466DA384A2Nov 21, 2011
1372126DA63120E903A44A30AA1433D0AC4Dec 14, 2011
14116F51BE75C7969D08E956B8D03DE7FDDFeb 1, 2012
141E409424772DBEFA6736596CC372616A2Feb 13, 2012
136C1007069DAEFA0F8A285CE3A3C40971AFeb 18, 2012
13775D44D7F7780F542C18BA13F369C10A4Feb 18, 2012
133FBB6305A2CBFE40F3C843678A4519B15Apr 30, 2012
1325751620B9A844E88D3DFD197F85B1D1AJun 5, 2012
138AA715F0C9F6668DC0526486AAB15E513Aug 13, 2012
13484A1C406E5750C63BF704CD4C3AA1398Nov 14, 2012
1363D6904E7EF5718EDC7ED88B9A2CD6F82Mar 12, 2013
13852F7D06D6EC3EE4E31253EBB83A49BA3Apr 21, 2013
137C6CAEF72B17E2B34E0B530C66C1F87F7Feb 21, 2014
134ECF517E1B662C82D1D203FD5463E62ABMay 27, 2014
13839E6DCDD7B8D11451AF58E78F3B169FAJun 2, 2014
1354641FB61638F1BF3397A608D79D99620Apr 16, 2016
136EBE73997AE5D10E312C79A10DBBE0CCAAug 23, 2016
134D594BA86B9759358557E6E19B8EB26E2Jan 11, 2017
134C518903949F571B2A9279463C8B64C10Feb 16, 2017
131B35B111F0A74A9392126C4645A101A04Mar 4, 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 Music.url^

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

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