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File: online dating.url

Location of online dating.url and Associated Malware

Check whether online dating.url is present in the following locations:

online dating.url file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%DESKTOP%]\online dating.url

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\ adult entertainment\dating\online dating.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\ dating\online dating.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\personals\online dating.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\All Users\Desktop\Online dating.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\online dating.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\ adult entertainment\dating\online dating.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\ dating\online dating.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\personals\online dating.url
  • C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Online dating.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\online dating.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of online dating.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
213DA82D6C052C6EC657FE132666F4705D0May 10, 2015
1394DF3BDAB23FD9371EA8FDFE5A5526FB5Oct 9, 2015
17631C3FF3F0EBACAB63480DC09366A2C37Jun 1, 2011
1766C175CFC49DB9DA1F2730E07C1D6FF46Oct 19, 2012
145A10B29A47DFB51D9F0418E1F6CDD3871Jun 13, 2010
2328ADDD7307CCE5DCEEF580BD53A99CBF2Jul 8, 2014
109EF7A272B28B4849BD859F238ECA9DE91Dec 7, 2010
14632A624051C7A0768CB63AD402B3F97FFDec 27, 2010
15663634FD80B5A709D97EEFCA409E6AC09Apr 29, 2012
3908493F2A59700A5B9D38868E556D35D5FNov 15, 2013
262E76767F8A66BA7E7218B41676A77F388Mar 2, 2014
7924D577AD3E2788B55677022911C32FCDDJun 1, 2014
249AE2CD1E2862864D507519656DB6B68A0Nov 2, 2015
281BD5566F07302D0C5573C50D3A91C0AA3Jan 22, 2016
459AA73A5DB4E2B2D5980597830A755E130Mar 16, 2016
3217E625B8972C523D81AE30F5C82DF55CEMar 21, 2016
4670C6020409F7A6B2FE79DF9932DEB6524May 7, 2016
25961EE2BCE2D9CC95908EDDD9EAC707E28Aug 26, 2016
185B224786B6F34D11BA1081DAE5B890020Dec 28, 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 online dating.url^

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

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