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File: nfl.url

Location of nfl.url and Associated Malware

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

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

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

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

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

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


Different Variations of nfl.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
19171ADAC3F33BD485D8694D131724A312AJun 1, 2010
1351748C81F5BB593576D0387C9A155FAAFJun 13, 2010
107DD6E6B4D12B868C93DC92D2EA610E589Jul 13, 2010
16364B5E2538067D9F9BE6C16F043392A83Aug 5, 2010
205BF1CAC5FA2BBED98F065509F06AC6161Sep 10, 2010
422FE1DD0FFC7922246884F9E5AE2898DB7Sep 30, 2010
2844C0148A807C6735ECF07178756EAF77COct 4, 2010
284A7969075F583D2E239AEF449BC5579D3Oct 19, 2010
2843678BB2A8113BFEA56204B2D4D9504AANov 15, 2010
3871090ADCC9824B81062B027C0DF4A2461Dec 26, 2010
10865CC7B57D2BBB1C61AA329B1338E564CFeb 23, 2011
1485491FA0B391CB05DD29493D088EB379FMay 10, 2011
15304995AE58DDAAEB8A1D619789A746764May 20, 2011
1707F811D80661885799A8BA0176E629A16FMay 29, 2011
850783EBD4D38220A81D1BC41E69671E28BOct 27, 2011
2073325A2CF1F876E11FEAA1460209471EANov 8, 2011
504363E8B84E5BA31C6D97FA58DD3D61BB9Jan 24, 2012
141D61F60BC2502846ED4CD0D2FAA3E41A6Apr 4, 2012
798710063C2653FF413C42FA4A37E97903FJun 13, 2012
13231F0B5D18DE92EB1830347D66F1862836Aug 19, 2012
19317E7A495BBC523493B30EA510BAA7E40Nov 15, 2012
10107D4B4DD69CDDE0C933FB24E4DA5C9FDNov 17, 2012
152B8478975688119E8F57105FF522361B2Dec 27, 2012
1519E43D606C9B967BCCAC3110AA0B86E3B8Mar 8, 2013
8357E5F6EE139A9CECFB39EAA2FC1ABC91BMay 30, 2013
645D17F7B1757A67339B93D3E255FD74DA6Jun 11, 2013
759958ACFBD30B761D18A1CD48CDCA1352AEJun 15, 2014
708DE2C874BC7935D6968993C86401CDD96Sep 25, 2014
243AF6B6CE8E31AA1D78A43F27B86AED408Feb 2, 2015
1417441B47B438A069FD36D1616FBD41FBDFeb 20, 2016
1088F589BA4575B81D8BFF484BB13EFC75COct 3, 2016
2345D0AD05C0517CABC0005191D61AA371FApr 13, 2017
357F1A1010E76A9CFFD361E7BB91DACEC4FJan 24, 2010
231D582687A759F579AE78A780B142B3867May 5, 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 nfl.url^

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

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