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File: palikan.xml

Location of palikan.xml and Associated Malware

Check whether palikan.xml is present in the following locations:

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\SearchPlugins\palikan.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\umzw4o1p.default\SearchPlugins\palikan.xml
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\cam44ttq.default-1500236501906\SearchPlugins\palikan.xml

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\mozilla\firefox\profiles\[%PROFILE_FOLDER%]\SearchPlugins\palikan.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\umzw4o1p.default\SearchPlugins\palikan.xml
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\cam44ttq.default-1500236501906\SearchPlugins\palikan.xml

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

Notes:

Different Variations of palikan.xml File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
2356CA20D68124EFB9944D3F425A90F96C88Sep 10, 2015
232443AA5961BAEFE1AC7DDC869242AAA2D4Sep 10, 2015
27453446B05958B521FB4B594A06B9E5C89DSep 11, 2015
232620C226161C85DDBCEA5E80166493EFD5Sep 20, 2015
23318918B6111B948CA5A78BF0B5D1B8292BOct 11, 2015
23316A674BC9989A3C30FBDEC3A1398A83E0Nov 3, 2015
2330E8A07370AE46480ECB08120487630829Nov 5, 2015
2727E61AE0B2050CB70F4F96B46F712D0AB9Nov 15, 2015
232761A8C5FC9F76860476F39275952362D2Nov 25, 2015
2328624345BEB619DD0586CB2087F65195DFNov 29, 2015
23269FBF000593FC554B35BC7DFFE473BFE4Dec 10, 2015
2329133F057D4DE8141FAD259A83BA8C3F19Dec 11, 2015
27356414DF2A772BEE9B84F8D601B62E6C7FDec 23, 2015
2332076770706DC1D0CF8196DBCF7E201BBBDec 28, 2015
2325805F679BE2687BDBADB8FE412B7E6D22Dec 28, 2015
27378488A40F899A9D340D977EA072325F3CDec 28, 2015
2328279492F6E932CB652AB05569713695F5Dec 30, 2015
232491E50352E0A97B8217B3F1D798C9046DDec 31, 2015
2739C6D2B4EDB8BD82A9F9526A77B1E705E3Jan 1, 2016
2743DC355EDD437792C54181FF9EADEE69E1Jan 4, 2016
2330014464F7DA83374CFA3FF82B7548AA81Jan 4, 2016
273599D50F7C57006D0A82543B3266E6B491Jan 10, 2016
2332936DFABBF446BAB27D471C2F9B97A721Jan 23, 2016
2330CF29FFBBA598F37BD5D1061808CB1FABJan 25, 2016
23292292C9CCBE8887B5728FFD00776AC44DJan 25, 2016
27354125AEBD1167493F35C4CFB0E341F74DJan 30, 2016
2737FA672ED624506D99E87A52FC3A811925Jan 31, 2016
27316CB4711EE35202313F6A8B4E3E0D5A86Feb 2, 2016
27855604B4675155C3F829D9547BB494AE4BFeb 4, 2016
2743F7AF1DE6434636F4F58BC3AB1B939681Feb 12, 2016
273710D3C51421EBF59001E02C7F7487FF5EFeb 12, 2016
2735B7D8149E416245D0B2CF8CB1CAE6975AFeb 12, 2016
274307936B6D55CC9AC7C6AF9779FAE1D356Feb 13, 2016
27298377CCE33F1895FC5EE1F0F57CC015A6Feb 14, 2016
2737F3E8606506734C0BF8742E3856A5F59BFeb 14, 2016
2729B86B6D7BC9B6E9FD896A51128B4790A5Feb 16, 2016
2332EB2FD7CCB0BE46CD6D28933AC333C7C8Feb 16, 2016
2329C4641721AD5A54BF919D5822557E629EFeb 16, 2016
2739491071A4C6F728E2FDA8458D8C8D4660Feb 17, 2016
273973B5854245C026BA5085EC065A950085Feb 17, 2016
2729197D9E0B65176A4501600432147C8B14Feb 17, 2016
2735B129EE617A1E520A06E31B1B88F6317CFeb 25, 2016
2743E10261595242FAEF04DBCFFAD176A12FFeb 27, 2016
2743E7EE6E9C6BF82F8E6932885A6F623165Mar 14, 2016
273112514821534CE7B01C8D8879E0394FE8Mar 20, 2016
2729679EFD4B48C716AD05B0F3EF2176BA31Mar 20, 2016
27277723C4DF7403D997EC71607C7B9FFA44Mar 29, 2016
27313CA02EFC889CD929C5BFC85B012244CEMar 30, 2016
272549B84C004000260C40DE7831EDADA32CApr 12, 2016
27279BEEC61EA289C24535FC57576F83B7D2Apr 15, 2016
27296B4659323A057B40E8ECCBC30D4BD82AApr 16, 2016
2330B07C4B348E68B14EBB312FCDCDAD625BApr 27, 2016
2741267E1984213B3421D724C65143F53B30Apr 27, 2016
2733F82E53CDD405E680AD117EF7699AB9EAMay 4, 2016
27291F3CBD07BBEDF9825684D178225D4E25May 5, 2016
2737E5E4407D53D854848900F831F65D6F14May 8, 2016
27418DBE703D3D1C99996FE8AD88B49C5F77May 10, 2016
27395F92F5E2A821E43413AD1EE5699460E5May 20, 2016
27391E3063E509A5F4A3AD33D299D27885B9May 23, 2016
27296EE78B43BD16CE9DC560F22BC174F6A0May 24, 2016
233206A699B57BF281009448AE9CC891FC16May 24, 2016
274393675E437DFD0692E50496D5E609842BMay 24, 2016
27791EF70AE55332D4CD53E242A4DB4EDBECMay 30, 2016
278732FF17C32EB31C5CD6F75BFDE0ED09BBMay 30, 2016
2729909641BC632FD124294F84D0993E3BF5Jun 1, 2016
2731D4B043D076FC1BAF28C9160E77A109F7Jun 6, 2016
27333762B973F2D5B42AD8166E585F0576D0Jun 7, 2016
23328ADF59FE43994D9479FFFDBB6F918919Jun 8, 2016
2729AAEAEA9A9688C4CC7C55ED9AE09FAD93Jun 12, 2016
2741C5FE416876CE77F3B73F53903E8FC014Jun 15, 2016
2727E38659238FCC3B1DB8B0751547088CE8Jun 19, 2016
27393FF007EB6695879CD012FC81FEB243D7Jun 27, 2016
27257CE04DCC01AE8EB8014245D0B97C3AADJun 30, 2016
2739012A81B09B86D5C1E576E51BDA7FD598Jul 7, 2016
273385AED65FA537B3F70411419226212341Jul 10, 2016
27479863CAF95D38DE5EAFE2BCFEDC759009Jul 12, 2016
274174B85116BABDF8ED19E69BC6403F7AECJul 17, 2016
2735F6B391EEAE89205F39475976F22EC3AFJul 17, 2016
2729F3F28E1ADACEB5A47B343998CCE8AE1AJul 20, 2016
274199C363FA476DC71D4B4B486313ADE6EEJul 20, 2016
272929881E0534965A92BEBA70111BC97956Jul 23, 2016
2327F566FFBB1DAC4DE584FC8587D7D87265Jul 25, 2016
27297989DBA6EA0710D4E6EF47CE306A0E2EJul 26, 2016
27332BC60E1D8C4F14C6F6A11E59A95D3EBAAug 7, 2016
27298A65F14847AE0AA73D1BAE9E6B420B25Aug 13, 2016
273391381342C28E15909190477262336044Aug 17, 2016
23549674AEAD362DF15C0B5B960725F2CA75Aug 22, 2016
27390D237410F56AF3AC09661F8FF017142CSep 20, 2016
273733579E0B72FAAA86FE3F8C1078F661C8Sep 25, 2016
2779F8666276287D3A5DC077FB9759FD070FSep 25, 2016
27416BA2CD8AF628DDC5200BF492CBD46DFCSep 27, 2016
12145D8F1EFC3E9CE155D980A82F98306B2BSep 29, 2016
2775753C38297C495F56D785C4C2C3E835A4Oct 4, 2016
27392E9A7D00DC314D5D21C77C09B0B2C3DAOct 18, 2016
274365893B7713221D9BA12B7F47E9B7A5F6Oct 18, 2016
2743D8628677E9BC9EF40B0D929578342299Oct 23, 2016
2739C681292991B92B5707767315248B26E8Nov 11, 2016
278247345B8C953D6187871F077768C51171Nov 16, 2016
1228610F2A0C3D03C9DA1B993B51DADA9CA9Nov 16, 2016
12884EE187CABC38BA747810A6E8FEAE88B0Nov 17, 2016
274907F1C388C7B5389E9913C8C615C5EF72Nov 21, 2016
2737162EA1FECC3AE2F972FAE7B93D7072A4Dec 1, 2016
2737D50475F269F9EF3EFD4819CC832AD93FDec 10, 2016
272994D1E6502870F0C86C9CC35182BBFA30Dec 11, 2016
273356676CD4FCCED52AF0A188518C5D2738Dec 24, 2016
2737F53990AF0A0E64C9A1E2F2820F1676F7Jan 5, 2017
2775D57EB6288DB1CC6E8A8E94FF16B003AEJan 6, 2017
23524FAC313E9FDCD2D4179A26023C44EFBDJan 27, 2017
2328C4EF3FF84C9376A740871453E94B6BE8Jan 29, 2017
129237F561298F7B43C725248851ACCAF0F4Jan 31, 2017
23244D6DFFE5EFA9132B8E395DB65000426DFeb 2, 2017
23489DA7C27A3084BE5423E5D14D77667063Feb 2, 2017
12304E80CE65F5CE1B8FAD0F16AA3A04E3AEFeb 5, 2017
2731896E29D892542E73FA1171E81DCF6E51Feb 10, 2017
122696B7EC62ACD4BD739F54180C1D54ECF3Feb 20, 2017
1288B938ACDA486549C9349BF5CDE2F6DFC5Feb 20, 2017
2757EEB262B8C7D2C7133A00953164C49A5EFeb 20, 2017
23298964BFD87642E1F37C48756D7C77E7D6Mar 11, 2017
1220509090E04265B8254FB1C30FBC0C7BADMar 11, 2017
1236CC3E255A50527AF5ABA5B35ADCBC63AFMar 14, 2017
27977A9F7409312AEFA911CF650387D792D0Mar 20, 2017
2333E49F446938E24C445B02EA69F0499697Mar 21, 2017
12323FACBB9166CCD0EE3D6B32AC5C665E4AMar 28, 2017
12783C5877ABF4B47E0438ABC49CCF0640D6Mar 30, 2017
128074C27DCEDD91AE01D6DF22312E6D9229Apr 2, 2017
1236BF9662D65E87BB67B497FB1D2B388DAAApr 2, 2017
27921967545BE0539D7CE2422118A4211602Apr 7, 2017
1232F0CEE2602ACAF3A4234A90AD4065D46EApr 7, 2017
1236B417839A77992217E2EF29ECC8039D72Apr 9, 2017
123285B3085DA49FC46CFB60B54FD51D7F9CApr 12, 2017
2337C935C5F999E5900C8532BA1AE7152677Apr 13, 2017
273765EF56E3994BEA65CD38243B157B3119Apr 16, 2017
123283DE40C7900DD69600C3D711A74A06B5Apr 16, 2017
1228E62ABAE89EE23354A65B7CF2BB637E61Apr 16, 2017
12365B570F2B16139DC5EE14055B140A6EB2Apr 17, 2017
1236E0D564E0F08C47D2159A4C78E7A4BE52Apr 17, 2017
1294072DFBE2819F5674DE328DD6AF5EA5E1Apr 18, 2017
12942E5830AB685260FD17F993D5B8FE0537Apr 20, 2017
123684E35DF993E2615C5F689361D6BB0297Apr 21, 2017
1234F898161BB58D16E388D7D3FB2CBF957FApr 23, 2017
1238A5042079F56A86EB8F9AE9FAA08BC6CAApr 25, 2017
2737C9197D6AFF597C53BB1376D8DCDDC104Apr 27, 2017
2790B776A1C4CA330C009F4E199FFDF35190Apr 27, 2017
12344DA09F8345FE71EAB7BD63D96A5FE2CEApr 27, 2017
1238CBD31A39AA43CC60548E15218AFE575CApr 30, 2017
2335E58EF8DDD75C5D896A7CF9C0AF58FE81May 1, 2017
274394E5ADBB340E8013F90EC6E0977A170BMay 2, 2017
1236D2BF428004277B24CF834C3F0EFFA4A8May 7, 2017
276101C48FB1101CF757905A6AAADBE8CD04May 10, 2017
12365DB4DB92F456212C2AEDA3BE047A6C2DMay 10, 2017
12383D9DF3ED792E65EA6FE65B02232020C5May 10, 2017
12243A0E7BADCF4BC7D8F8E3624D2C605F56May 11, 2017
27377E85FF043E4C2DF1E66A960A1FD7C439May 11, 2017
12347A5109500EEF352CD8DB45634CA8C115May 15, 2017
2326A9DAEFE110EE3332BE1C9392F86BF8A8May 16, 2017
1238E7381D6F780A6C0DEE823652403EC2A5May 17, 2017
1226661F65C70C0552FA10F9A14D3F5D988DMay 18, 2017
12366F2C00B48E7E419340ABB3A01C133254May 20, 2017
1238832F4FA0226FFE973019F83FF7AA940FMay 21, 2017
12381CA86E57CDA80335B3CFA5EE50950746May 22, 2017
12389079ED14474E2B82C583215E78C65B8AMay 27, 2017
1238188ECCD3981386DB9A3EB2ACCD9B9C1FJun 1, 2017
2743BE8E468369ACB43231FF957EFFA9C3D0Jun 1, 2017
12388FB2ADC4FBA343014C7ABAA55DF414C1Jun 3, 2017
232800954D2024B0AC86161BDF0072C2B5C4Jun 6, 2017
123465955E77AD338075D10B63C96911958EJun 6, 2017
1238A5D76B6EBCFF5808335787BA7895810CJun 6, 2017
279200A56CDDF6E0CE6B66967BBBBF375219Jun 8, 2017
1238780CA442BB28E4EF8F1525E0C5BBCC50Jun 9, 2017
12385AED09548B05A2C8C259074E4EE2D7BAJun 9, 2017
12369C5D091E7A3DD6EB0A1E096F96CAA227Jun 13, 2017
12360367328C3554BBF3582070E78CF15A6EJun 13, 2017
2739981880B073A48A47ED78532FC02001F1Jun 17, 2017
1238B2D323AF397C92D6C931EBD7C3D1008BJun 26, 2017
1234A3F1143276518B27A94C009FFCFBD34EJul 28, 2017
27769EEA748226B40528A36C17C1FC68F5F3Aug 28, 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 palikan.xml^

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

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