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File: OptimizerProUpdaterLogonTask.job

Location of OptimizerProUpdaterLogonTask.job and Associated Malware

Check whether OptimizerProUpdaterLogonTask.job is present in the following locations:

OptimizerProUpdaterLogonTask.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\OptimizerProUpdaterLogonTask.job

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


Different Variations of OptimizerProUpdaterLogonTask.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3649D1101F2C45CE53F2EAD40247BC2629FMay 11, 2014
372426D2E8B136C7A368BAD6BCC76ECBDE4May 18, 2014
374BE59167B555C84D874D2A28F040F2636Jul 10, 2014
3823607DAB7CE00371331E522CFFEE828EAJul 17, 2014
37232ED9E1BA2CE9EBF874BC7867BFAC0ABJan 20, 2015
372FB41A850482F8D2E066F28EFB273F776Dec 4, 2015
3664EAA0FE65133CD3360841D0A2F763DDDMay 29, 2016
36446B36E85275815AF784D3ADBBDD29991Jun 20, 2016
37266FB9404EB7435D1CD534ECE06C97004Jul 3, 2016
36687726B07220E8774E1D3A574A6838D03Sep 26, 2016
3726F226378DAE5D0F710AC9BE35D9F1B0EJan 21, 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 OptimizerProUpdaterLogonTask.job^

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

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