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Brother Mel

File: MyBrowser

Location of MyBrowser and Associated Malware

Check whether MyBrowser is present in the following locations:

MyBrowser file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\MyBrowser

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


Different Variations of MyBrowser File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3074EE562BFE03F75F0FCBFD0B0A5BCB9CB4Sep 12, 2015
405084FC575FA5F1280BECBBD2BBA2FC7E46Sep 12, 2015
4074DA7862FAD8BF3C0E15EA2E7D46FEBD72Sep 20, 2015
4068FEE8AE5505237BB4AD5DA5D068DA5C8ESep 22, 2015
4062B7ECB232D48C8FB38B8804E7EFD5A39BSep 26, 2015
4090AF9D678303CA55E6276151A22AA07A48Sep 28, 2015
409445218B909E043265560B12C7701134C9Oct 1, 2015
40622309FAD459734AC732507D9A6BFE2FE9Oct 20, 2015
4050E6A6BF29D4856F08AEBF67BD270D970EOct 30, 2015
40625D648A09138E85123B5825C2F2962B85Nov 4, 2015
407485764AC85EDDFF640DC42DB64DE44DFENov 8, 2015
3648D24530BF56964D478E086B0D65204BD4Nov 16, 2015
418273635981F3E15CE49BC4A54610D959B1Nov 17, 2015
4062B8F67CF3AA3436BC84FEF41761DE1010Nov 28, 2015
4106C3985A506059FABF97FC9027267EE2FBDec 4, 2015
406278BF7E5D0B4FE5C346EA20DF2F74648ADec 19, 2015
40546198F2774E19875F6095DFD0B0F0BEC2Dec 23, 2015
406869A5662B83A9C729BA40987B53B6D315Jan 13, 2016
4062F439AD05B6957EEE5C554F924ED96FCEJan 20, 2016
4056F7080302A127E7E79BD1D02CBB493924Jan 29, 2016
406214CE1012A1964CDF57EB7DA8C3ED509CFeb 10, 2016
41080385CF7A19D84AB50C575B2D8A02D978Mar 19, 2016

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 MyBrowser^

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

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