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File: nice-.xml

Location of nice-.xml and Associated Malware

Check whether nice-.xml is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific nice-.xml file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\nice-.xml

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific nice-.xml file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\searchPlugins\nice-.xml

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


Different Variations of nice-.xml File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
2168BEFE2DB164576300917B918E690207E2May 15, 2016
21305A0EE85284B6FC58BF3F890B2F0DC0EAMay 17, 2016
2139BFABD8B6A8C2839AE837FA0984D39A10May 21, 2016
21557E22B35CF37D7E6117AFE0C8710BE70DMay 30, 2016
2133D4E663DF7C9DBBBB3F67F5BBF1304607Jun 8, 2016
2127D791D45DE9B30AB8B29F301A7D2CF0F4Jun 12, 2016
213249D1176759296E9C67206913ADE2039DJun 12, 2016
21847C20B494D71176AD0F9E77CAF8E5B611Jul 23, 2016
2184BC9A8A806E78A37567EF2DEA33DD6469Jul 29, 2016
22247CE42207FE7EC59E1E1888683DD47418Sep 2, 2016
21855F7F3F7BE0F5FDECFCCA7CA6F8424750Sep 6, 2016
2170706653B1DC4B487CF9EA17D6E084F537Sep 23, 2016
213888592F061550623E5C4ECDDE575FA57FOct 26, 2016
218845B63694B29666B6F17A00A1C53256D6Nov 10, 2016
21706A32F4A85C013136B3EC6A4FB7912ABADec 20, 2016
2220931DDCBF755154C4B977CEEE08C98440Dec 21, 2016
21243D1D0F99006AE5FF5CC70573279AC6A8Dec 21, 2016
2079CE3F79EC43B4BADC82E75DBEC0B3C3EBFeb 1, 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 nice-.xml^

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

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