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File: PAV.job

Location of PAV.job and Associated Malware

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

PAV.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\PAV.job

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


Different Variations of PAV.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
222BE43EA5CA1B7CEADC439509C0E5E251BDec 23, 2009
224B47E9E4C4493885DC53FC04664C84376Dec 27, 2009
242A52E2F5BAC04254472BB6E19FA211E27Jan 3, 2010
2268DAB18055AA86A3A13D74D2557FDF479Jan 9, 2010
212E9BCEEC37D2ACD474925EA95D8C4494BJan 10, 2010
2129A1C82A33E5CB6D2EC6487B821CFAAD8Jan 24, 2010
216752E11E6E5D99F131BBFCDD29BD21BBAFeb 12, 2010
210EE132AF53D8F2595E0CB9FDC9F415BDFFeb 13, 2010
2169679E6FBBD6F5D6AA73332AE2D3A2B04Feb 21, 2010
2249B77E12CA995B538FF4A88CE8ABAB250Mar 18, 2010
218A1652FC27411F84C92B287C93E1CB31EMar 21, 2010
22462EC90059C5CC08100DA21D8B386C703Mar 23, 2010
212DF38284A5F06E94ACA0A131039DB4E44Mar 23, 2010
216C0B41C1E19A3AB1A469BE62414B6BC94Apr 5, 2010
2148D06A83F9B6C056DC0DE1F2D567B0659Apr 30, 2010
216353F97ADE057E7841324A4B6F84E1687May 4, 2010
2149BC91B9617324E0EACCF71ADB6728E24May 8, 2010
2121EC71A3C6A698B837D860E9A4617174EMay 25, 2010
210DE7B042219056E2E89221C804282742DMay 29, 2010
214EFC611DEE252E709173841B70FA23ECAMay 31, 2010
2324E88C6FB46D7380DD935E17D5037461DJun 7, 2010
23275E7EF49D914CAA9978A085124B99730Jun 9, 2010
2127D2F69A1945F98A46EB79D773A28A9CBJun 20, 2010
21223CB40C3F99B80FED8F29BA046F5BE9EJul 9, 2010
212BF7238FED5E6EEEED3B6A96DEC190114Jul 11, 2010
2243CD41EADF02ABF6203E458CD453ABB00Jul 18, 2010
224234B0C5CA5EB7BB2B63E50F22D7BCA2CJul 18, 2010
220A0DD2AA59D58C3E929ED7C24859FA6E1Jul 29, 2010
212AB93CC5A539F0780CA896BE8BEACFA29Aug 7, 2010
228A166119A7DA8B5CF45E41D0F4592EC34Aug 8, 2010
2129C216DC8E314D18387AC6B5E03A706F0Aug 10, 2010
21690C4503B46960288EF97C4B04B36E1C5Aug 14, 2010
2300926FB9F4DC33E917B8E37A2E5475178Aug 29, 2010
210ACD7849A7CB2DABB645E413601C93DF3Sep 6, 2010
2122357E5B74D248B6C484AAA70D757A5AFSep 8, 2010
2129186642F7719F96F81532FBE1CCED51ESep 12, 2010
224F109486F83A5BBDEDAA6053C2C623CFESep 16, 2010
21425EA49D506CB6DEA2AA306DF36AEFA44Oct 10, 2010
2321DEEBCC889A7B775BF786BC7B670A9FFOct 22, 2010
2245D8C3433958B2F9BC358FC404B895D4COct 27, 2010
214B1F7D198D30D257A63F829218E086FD0Dec 10, 2010
210006E74889D797D0F2B001A3F15713998Dec 11, 2010
21411D1EEC8032F479E9D71C8C273256B37Dec 15, 2010
216F68645612AEF0ECA954124A9E7D4D3DEDec 24, 2010
2143C246FB39BEF03D7048236904AE7E5A7Dec 25, 2010
2142DB8DF84F223FD7BCDA9FC2FE10A1497Jan 12, 2011
21294B78A39F7724E2661A402BBD685CDC6Jan 28, 2011
2143958F21F701941B8374052501FD742F5Feb 3, 2011
226DF9B7771B8033621881CF4EB94F5865DFeb 9, 2011
21263E02DB5AD1CFFB873436C74DD06305AFeb 23, 2011
210522AB61173499D44BE8B106F58EC8972May 22, 2011
2144CDCDD118968A1C8A9D3355AAA44F94AMay 23, 2011
234BEC798C87C3A5B1D0F672B07A82B26F0Jun 9, 2011
20865C103BCF83EC05853C3047FD42984EFJul 31, 2011
2104EEE87BEF9AD8E10552C18EA68725D94Sep 18, 2011
21672E22B4330CCEAF6C057F42CD5563FA3Oct 5, 2011
220D0A26CB57AACF1E74C4926FF6F720F17Dec 19, 2011
210E74E68F7188CEEA3B97FF11CE1A01E3FJan 11, 2012
21651A81859AC296A9C5B6288FD451B33BDFeb 1, 2012
212D8F7789634E7A223A6FCC63B667AA58FApr 4, 2012
21063A5D60C781F1270C9F515D815C89C61Jun 12, 2012
2108D957756264A568FB48FECC65AF70049Jun 23, 2012
2120AA4539151D93854C1AD7FA2A456DDF6Apr 15, 2013

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 PAV.job^

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

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