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File: Path.dat

Location of Path.dat and Associated Malware

Check whether Path.dat is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific Path.dat file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Application Data\Imminent\Path.dat

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific Path.dat file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Imminent\Path.dat

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

Notes:

Different Variations of Path.dat File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
552B245BCFB6A6DA30BF7C9B6042CAD5F8Aug 13, 2014
6730FBE95E2F6F33CADBBC021133F531E3Aug 18, 2014
42CBE6BB8036797489FEE45E54DE7F8C84Nov 8, 2014
509B5AC52112FA0F6F9C2FDF456CCD761FDec 10, 2014
486A0EF4E2F4A490DB52C23A64C78365CBFeb 6, 2015
48B93B4A3ACD1ECD9D88F82EBB1F2F9097Mar 13, 2015
53935AC2FFC0E9313A09EBAF3F35682420Apr 13, 2015
57821E42087D6651727E5613ADA8FB763CMay 26, 2015
5840951D4C7E6B45F439DB22AE8EC501C9Jul 19, 2015
51E8EBF9ADCDCDCABE15251F1B402132E8Jul 27, 2015
54F78FB1725E20D0F7FF8876F82132A75CAug 30, 2015
66AEF539975113CB3AFDD5926BC38266AFOct 12, 2015
544B96F9F975125F799DBCC71003909647Jan 27, 2016
532088CDC2CE0B983F71AF51DC05256EC6Feb 1, 2016
66402535C9F22FF836EA91DD12E8B8847BFeb 2, 2016
666238CCCC10D81ADA34FB4D3D9FE016A0Feb 11, 2016
55781A118314AB86ACBE23E022B0AC3C0BFeb 13, 2016
480348262687C974CD2BA4AFC9FA8CAC92Feb 16, 2016
513E879D6C96BB72155E62195212F9E8FBFeb 19, 2016
503E0665ED98035D2909AD411C3EEBF221Feb 27, 2016
59B0C9BED7DEEE9856767F4E38D8E80BBCMar 16, 2016
498285E88E6A9263BD423ED9DC19092DC2Mar 22, 2016
45B16027183825B42F8A5D8F4A63E6FAF1Apr 12, 2016
691B2CCF402FA4763C2BC3CA3A5C780D4DMay 1, 2016
74A3C4B54714EC529116F7737322FD8009May 11, 2016
51707328D53841D3386F72441E1C57D946May 17, 2016
500660F11978E16BCAB65995FB02DDF351May 24, 2016
54E376346884FF1813A13136FA8C573EFDMay 30, 2016
60F74F14D6D93A6CACA5150E257EBF3533Jun 7, 2016
57BBB9AF0DEE2AC5035B6483A148CB6170Jun 13, 2016
63EE8D428586178B26AF30D573359F98CDJun 23, 2016
57377B69DFC164BDBBC2546F2FDE4AD37FJun 30, 2016
651CEAE38BFAEC55E5C86CD68AADF5AC83Jul 31, 2016
46E128B253DA54669E97E172094ABBB62AAug 19, 2016
63A32ABEBB6C5A273460AE917F71AFC796Sep 17, 2016
50EFF792093CCF2B509CBC2B54D3EDDA9FSep 29, 2016
615E1AE094D415718BF88B91A3B83938B9Oct 13, 2016
56DF341B407524A915DFCCAF07115BAA74Oct 20, 2016
64730E2E62BCCFAFD2A85F3E17B60B81F5Oct 24, 2016
648B19672BC3F7D10D7D7D0C51E5381BCCNov 16, 2016
6695446B7A22E523E7A2B2CE7E63A4D92CNov 18, 2016
5584F09F7862FE586DC42F94B6C810D21DNov 21, 2016
60437DAA1A7C0DACD7DBE53343AED3E3B2Nov 25, 2016
62AAE8070085CE03D3FC256F01F1CC2B42Dec 4, 2016
56DF51B1751AB292CFDF8914789E2B72A4Dec 10, 2016
52C81A9D6A8C721AF1AE7AED174BD64527Dec 13, 2016
538D4755BEFBA5D64F4D714F9C1E116CBDDec 14, 2016
50F39746CD476C7085EB49A178AEC6A28FDec 14, 2016
47D9BE097163103D201A9962CB18CB1783Dec 15, 2016
486F4470C0AEEAB0D49AE40C27997FD82EDec 21, 2016
470F68AFC76D8F6C0B7EB0783F0164E3E4Jan 7, 2017
738C51BFF95F78179E0B17DAA828752251Jan 12, 2017
58F171B65B6F9A56BC114E2152C81D51ABJan 13, 2017
64A1C3C3571EE6A796CD3C52962248D7F3Jan 16, 2017
49884BB48A55DA67B4812805CB8905277DJan 21, 2017
50871BDD96B159C14D15C8D97D9111E9C8Jan 30, 2017
61D7D09D1860CFD3B1DC66379438E691DEFeb 7, 2017
56AE5210B9903CE5BD537EDC5D7A06E6B9Feb 12, 2017
497F1858A7D0ADAC95A589FD323EEC57C0Feb 16, 2017
483297BD519F4273CA2022921C22BCD67EFeb 17, 2017
47E09DD344965D41989D1D923949B489D4Feb 17, 2017
4628589C070EC84DBA553A82322FB9C25AFeb 23, 2017
4319E43505E78C36EFDA6AA1FA82994B56Feb 23, 2017
60126DF0AB370E9BA8CC8AAE5FD278E424Feb 25, 2017
50F31527DBC1B05DA98B357B2F03BC9441Feb 26, 2017
7146FEBA22BF754480204449841A1D012EMar 3, 2017
475A0CC0F77BEE4CD110290490DE0E157BMar 10, 2017
56A1C5CA122E9A232234B190BED3CA8221Mar 18, 2017
485D534D6D7681EE7D0F1DE1A2DF116DE0Mar 24, 2017
59A4180B1E131B9490BDF3E2992E82B509Mar 29, 2017
620410B7E1C1364F64789D4B479FBE759BMar 30, 2017
6801D2DA90D1B6F7514AB2FCC5A809B8A3Apr 3, 2017
543370A97E482A631EA0D168D209F063F2Apr 4, 2017
4862C53EB9FF6E4655996FA95A93E368E9Apr 4, 2017
5891B9205030B99BEC17E9DCCDBCE71B06Apr 6, 2017
505EA292987819F7E20BC97554E50726B9Apr 12, 2017
51E2365BC6A6FBD41287FAE648437296FAApr 14, 2017
506FB5CBCB3A1B67E02159409CB9BAC14AApr 14, 2017
52119DFDD3801D45EA9768521F35E8A7E6Apr 17, 2017
45B77D415BC1F5032ED7F1FB5E2981FEEBApr 24, 2017
575573B2E98885DE0FFC7DE719209B837BApr 27, 2017
54C5E0FD2E41059067273AB74387A5DAFCApr 30, 2017
5652050C6F1DAFDEA11C6AFC7C0817FF75May 3, 2017
572F773746D4100206960796C3AADD7C12May 11, 2017
797C56B965EA05FC73A05BD5F71B3943EFMay 18, 2017
515B2524F5AC37E14AB414561AAAD77834May 22, 2017
4500EFD4594FECB9E8878196A42579B188May 24, 2017
566E2E84A435F94FD6931DCEA31B703DC5May 31, 2017
4922498025B09331F5291CB6E0215D782CJun 3, 2017
57AB9D8EF2FFA9145D6C325CEFA41D5D4EJun 15, 2017
48B203621A65475445E6FCDCA717C667B5Jun 23, 2017
50FF1E042CAE1CCDEB0BF427EBBCAC6A27Apr 12, 2016
4955EBFAA0E3831B03A4ADECD01AE259EANov 25, 2016
47E8DBB5C0DB4D26E1FA81DFF24B2C5817Dec 1, 2016
62296AA6100002E5134CC9506FCCFD8AE2Dec 3, 2016
55C9EA3314B91C9FD4E38F9432064FD1F2Apr 17, 2017
5353B68D53C5148789AC50B9201F57F996May 27, 2017
5346FB247B77B17F06B6D771D0C4EEE831Jun 1, 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 Path.dat^

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

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