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File: paoponfhfdfnjgddpnpjkambkcgdaaib.crx

Location of paoponfhfdfnjgddpnpjkambkcgdaaib.crx and Associated Malware

Check whether paoponfhfdfnjgddpnpjkambkcgdaaib.crx is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific paoponfhfdfnjgddpnpjkambkcgdaaib.crx file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Local Settings\Application Data\CRE\paoponfhfdfnjgddpnpjkambkcgdaaib.crx

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific paoponfhfdfnjgddpnpjkambkcgdaaib.crx file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Local\CRE\paoponfhfdfnjgddpnpjkambkcgdaaib.crx

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


Different Variations of paoponfhfdfnjgddpnpjkambkcgdaaib.crx File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
178505324C3E7917DB59DD6DDCD778AAE66A794Jun 2, 2015
2741854804296F11154C034370E271533E3DAB1Feb 12, 2016
2924937A744BB1C118B021609BF8F208C51A225May 13, 2016
2746363FF5615DA9FC92BE45E9D25390BF23A5FAug 4, 2016
901538DDA35BDB095587004F28908511462939Oct 5, 2016
1691884E4F31B6A1CF0147B31FDC108A5561DC5Dec 19, 2016

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 paoponfhfdfnjgddpnpjkambkcgdaaib.crx^

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

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