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File: OLD65.tmp

Location of OLD65.tmp and Associated Malware

Check whether OLD65.tmp is present in the following locations:

OLD65.tmp file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\OLD65.tmp

If you find OLD65.tmp 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 OLD65.tmp file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of OLD65.tmp File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1715200F30EEC6013FCF76693405EC4A7DF899Jan 14, 2010
250889B03AF21E8573CCC3BC550D617C7AC30Jan 23, 2010
172544CE5F9DD5019B3677BFBE08C17B975675Apr 1, 2010
17868811B48BF0ABF9A5FEF28FD294C9C327E0Apr 29, 2010
226816A8BFEFA13A3D58DA109941638496FAD0Jul 6, 2010
147728023F6CF291E8BCF84C2151533260D6B4Nov 3, 2010
164112CE0155405EA902797E88B92A78443AEBNov 3, 2010
5391368E6017A499E58E3B5244EB76E3C6B3A0Apr 4, 2011
123392111F8681E4FF2514B86EFDCE3B9AA3CCMay 27, 2011
16896C0A47EA5C8E7ECFE92332D98D5CF6025Aug 1, 2011
25400012C663729216CA242AC78D4CB9A4AA45Jan 16, 2014

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 OLD65.tmp^

  1. To enable deleting the OLD65.tmp 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 OLD65.tmp and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of OLD65.tmp 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 OLD65.tmp and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of OLD65.tmp 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 OLD65.tmp 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 OLD65.tmp 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 OLD65.tmp. The name of the first found registry value referencing OLD65.tmp 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 OLD65.tmp, 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 OLD65.tmp and Associated Malware.