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File: nba.url

Location of nba.url and Associated Malware

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

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\sports\nba.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\sports\nba.url

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


Different Variations of nba.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1701341D5C8801F9D94D0F7D6209C5963BBJun 1, 2010
7138AB90098B622E3B910DED9C84C4651C7FJun 12, 2010
1357CA8BD8F75C68E79D2215ACF614D9B8AJun 13, 2010
107A6A29BAD131140C2647629E9E853B472Jul 13, 2010
44976ADF6C506B205B2E36C90F04228DDAA0ESep 22, 2010
24808B9E22D18A3ED636D950F1FD0AD679BSep 26, 2010
24407790364175B147D33D9BE0F6B3F50C8Nov 1, 2010
1143AFE1FB1ED70D0E63EB67A723DC0C122Nov 3, 2010
204195254CB214218A05E2E6BC1999021C49Nov 3, 2010
436DF54D207AFF064E9C812D61DE23C03CDec 5, 2010
20237525AA2DBDB213DD0106FCE58177F35Apr 13, 2011
14199357C996EFA8FF11BD600DBBA9A3C0BApr 4, 2012
1016561CBBDE4BA9717FE126EF16A36FC72Nov 17, 2012
271FC13359FAF97C08643115641EA92B9B8Jun 11, 2013
1088296317E73C2210465C481375AE567A5Nov 18, 2013
87D463422EA97AC7E3F4A7E369C05783ECMay 27, 2015
67986C33AF9435FD8A46F1419C728C22991Sep 19, 2015
141A669CA8EF98D53D54967B50307BC1F7EFeb 20, 2016
88016417CE45634C3EA4E9B5472006306DJan 23, 2010
202ADC7CA193B1100BEE866588549933A06May 8, 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 nba.url^

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

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