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File: PC Performer_DEFAULT.job

Location of PC Performer_DEFAULT.job and Associated Malware

Check whether PC Performer_DEFAULT.job is present in the following locations:

PC Performer_DEFAULT.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\PC Performer_DEFAULT.job

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


Different Variations of PC Performer_DEFAULT.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
28822CB81BCE1F0E172215CBF48581D4D9DMar 18, 2016
2861112E18F8E6501DC17DECF7D4D71B8E2Apr 21, 2016
262B8A59D293E3966A57AC14E72983666B4May 29, 2016
2628CDE0F00B2233F06CBC1DBD25299C48FSep 25, 2016
274B496096C3D19879A3F70CBBCE4D91F9ASep 25, 2016
278B48ECF1583AB9C614BA4AA55741503E0Nov 13, 2016
288180A25D1C134DE2C60B98AE0DD92B8B0Dec 15, 2016
2784BFFE33F7ECFC7D2183C922D4CED13EEFeb 22, 2017
290C887D3690810DB5ADAF0D8FE60439B26Mar 14, 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 PC Performer_DEFAULT.job^

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

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