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File: MySearchDial

Location of MySearchDial and Associated Malware

Check whether MySearchDial is present in the following locations:

MySearchDial file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\MySearchDial

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


Different Variations of MySearchDial File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3268FFEE82C46CEA87658F4C2AB57B73683AJun 29, 2014
32367CBDC632C7CCD419D0650842BCE7AC82Jul 1, 2014
3242ECF02334CCA42679D4839B04E3DFF424Jul 1, 2014
324674AC42C5BFDB4B3A1A86F60BD411B1B5Jul 3, 2014
32323621B931AF5AEA1E27C71BFE65214838Jul 7, 2014
32649A733402EC964F5C78CDE7A1F66C87CAJul 11, 2014
3232F0732892DDD067325EDBED47C4637497Jul 23, 2014
32847BC99A9B01550B9BD670BD763D4548F1Jul 25, 2014
32244662BF8024357252F2BCD1733A0651EAJul 29, 2014
32083E15B2B5366ACC4DA4BB6828012C12DEJul 29, 2014
3232245AC2C521E85C3354D59E830A81EC7EAug 5, 2014
32565518113830CD26935197E70BAC29A491Aug 7, 2014
323285AABFCEC9CC78830337A2B69D4CC086Aug 10, 2014
32568E6C82DC023C11A07CB4F0E4141C8EAAAug 18, 2014
32085DFC3B29C1AEC2CC56A4DAD607493EF1Aug 18, 2014
322428FF29ADC482637E77AF6A4097543252Aug 26, 2014
322699D11644CCA74C0B90AAADB26105B416Aug 26, 2014
3232565BDE0FB487A2EC7B7CD6C9A8A9384EAug 26, 2014
3232A2A5ED13FCBE12E3B0B880EA7F9B5AE5Sep 2, 2014
3248F4D001753CAC05AFFA0DB58EEE741349Sep 6, 2014
32227590252C637B059850481425B503B9D8Sep 8, 2014
3224D05A3DB199F3F51181F80E6B5CE87511Sep 11, 2014
3240921D71FD1EA4D1489F098638D844D3E7Sep 16, 2014
32483CFD6BF054A2DAC25C8C1BD821CC5CC4Sep 22, 2014
3256B007D161BA1B14FB1DD5AA314831EB42Sep 22, 2014
3224E9D92ED4DD323D3CF300B7E590926BADOct 16, 2014
3300515233B5803CC05A483EB5FF0138B14BOct 25, 2014
32321592F21D2929EB73A6D24B7BFDA0FFD3Nov 1, 2014
32329B1F46EDEA7944F81E1594C3FBEE1944Nov 11, 2014
323269815689C5562771BABDD758BC137F7EApr 1, 2015
3296BF0CF2DA7D774AE3B71C85B9F9651326Jun 13, 2015
3248DEDE7259355B8C7AE4140ED2CFB9DEE3Jun 24, 2015
32327E06CFA8AC815CAA397F944A8A72EFC6Jul 10, 2015
32647B8E7446F02847237D48FDB73EBD201EJul 13, 2015
3300F79D8161EE71C34A2EB0969070D07CB1Aug 19, 2015
3184F1CD25EBAF2A4AF6642982CDFF9A1090Sep 7, 2015
3248B26DF14C30E265B8ED0A0105CC5AB036Sep 23, 2015
3254D8C59570F550BF0E998280C714AC4711Sep 23, 2015
32243C8D62C70B3AD1ABB9475612C55FAB84Oct 23, 2015
3234E24237E306401C9FCDF11BB01C69083CDec 17, 2015
3280FAEDBCCDBB739E617BC06D1867A9A143Dec 20, 2015
3228A61A58138D418D988EFC930EC9F63814Jan 24, 2016
32243219A72E137C6A888C6090D183827901Feb 2, 2016
3248729B82F9C8ED9F5AEEB57ADD8EB169B0Mar 21, 2016
32744194B357E9ED5C6FF82F474550786AE2Mar 23, 2016
32307C0CEF9E97A01BF7339933FC11CC46EFMar 30, 2016
323651EC574F6FA5B96C82BFE6BE9CA9C6C3Apr 20, 2016
32247B3A786C888A0125824483C24BBBAE70May 13, 2016
32081B12EC735ACDBC96B8FE167A78B776A9May 30, 2016
32229343727878F0B470AF445B5722B6B1CFJun 24, 2016
324886EE2CAC83BC51E25CBEF27EE4185BFEJul 16, 2016
3248185D2B23AE4EFFBB08957CAD972BB39AJul 25, 2016
3224DF18E8659E45A3C3056BE36BFFFEE96CSep 28, 2016
3224735EB68D3600501A69AAD95FD515FDC6Oct 19, 2016
2646AB026A3440D987C192CF2072E62CC84CNov 22, 2016
3286E8862DF52CA9CDD198C42AE5820B43C8Dec 5, 2016
324203E996149E907EE802E604920CFF8EF8Jan 28, 2017
32307E59E3E71AC966B5A925BD9D7B0F02EEJan 31, 2017
3232C46330BC1757147670101F5CBF057DD6Feb 25, 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 MySearchDial^

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

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