Exterminate It! Antimalware


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I have had major computer issues in the last week. I was infected with the Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans. After researching the net for possible solutions, i found they are extremely difficult to remove. I tried a variety of spyware removal tools to no avail. To do it manually is near on impossible.
The symptoms are, computer runs slow, constant ad pop ups, hijacking of emails, theft of information and locking of a variety of functions.
I then found buried deep in a google search a link to Exterminate It. After reading it, I downloaded to do a free scan and a lot of stuff no other spyware had found showed up. So i went searching the locations and sure enough the files where there on my system. I tried removing them with no luck. So i spent the $25 usa to activate.
It removed all but 4. I was disappointed that the Trojans once again reloaded and my problems continued. So, i used the SUBMIT STATE service. I supplied all the info i could gather, pop up addys and what they were for , what others programs had found and Exterminate had missed etc. Within 24 hours i received and email telling me they had updated there system and to download it. I rescanned the system and it deleted all the previous locked files.
Darksma and Vundo downloader trojans have not done their re appearing act since and my comp is running normal again.

It's worth remembering the addy or downloading it to see what it finds. I had no problems doing so in anyway with this program. They done what they said they would on there web site in under the time frame.


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File: newtab.crx

Location of newtab.crx and Associated Malware

Check whether newtab.crx is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific newtab.crx file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\newtab.crx

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific newtab.crx file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\newtab.crx

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


Different Variations of newtab.crx File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
127003172FC90EB183B1D4DD5978B71E5E94Feb 14, 2014
1250C62679C0CD736CE00503412D3023C35EFeb 19, 2014
126509424F03CD301325A7B549FCEE24EC6DApr 15, 2014
330981614FBCDE4155188EFFA0519D7A881149Apr 16, 2014
1278686724F321647BBC7B4B16DFB6B10625May 11, 2014
2928643671FF3F7E901A07809576F63018260BMay 13, 2014
1263DE7C74DCDF1729B0193A6572DDBA9DE0Jun 3, 2014
126919DA24D82237070264DCC32D14A7C76FJul 9, 2014
368390E763708C1D8FEBDC76040166A2A0DEA7Aug 27, 2014
1275B51B8AD21AD43F0DC56E6AC85430C43FSep 3, 2014
12718254C9610979A0949B2176F10DA84E92May 31, 2016
324123914E6525D4AD7195693E2DF705833609Jun 9, 2016
1274E427AB8F7AAF2F3DF92D1B7AEE1404AADec 6, 2016
32503889C1D511BADC8074138F237D89D381EBJan 28, 2017
12691D70B7014579FB4B0EBF1A34B40D0F33Jan 31, 2017
37191509227EBEBCFDB1876F96D8C74C1CA3CFMar 30, 2017
36375565C234A4E5FD498E7848F3DA62001BE0Apr 14, 2017
414423E33A6A71AF5DBB7AA1BE49A0D502036EMay 18, 2017
4162792D0E258C08354FA84E5CB5D312B8E83FMay 26, 2017
414466805FFBE957D448617A3014980837A627Jun 13, 2017
425927D5CAA64D978FDDC585F83EEFCEDCDF5CJun 14, 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 newtab.crx^

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

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