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File: PC Performer_UPDATES

Location of PC Performer_UPDATES and Associated Malware

Check whether PC Performer_UPDATES is present in the following locations:

PC Performer_UPDATES file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PC Performer_UPDATES

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


Different Variations of PC Performer_UPDATES File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3038CA4C4D5F7186A334C507B2CF13E03D1AJun 27, 2014
30080006B0E17224906541400A37BE5A7D31Jul 2, 2014
30089370F338363ED0D540A81F19471355A5Jul 25, 2014
3044D3EECAB257EEA1E9BC13E8F2E182E5CFAug 2, 2014
3028450D65F3C5EF4A9988E1621DAE2FD313Aug 7, 2014
30443A0E74CBA2FD48228A775B5FFE988B85Aug 15, 2014
30202B5B7DE0874D2447CAA38549C86DCA35Sep 7, 2014
3014CE4819BF42E0815A2D7FC9974E0CC76BSep 13, 2014
3022B49C006EAEE5956BFC4ED666214E85CASep 24, 2014
3038D6B5243D2DE823A63533F3C3A6023AF2Sep 27, 2014
30504A2692F4B61933408BA14FDEDDFD5D56Oct 9, 2014
3026A128F7D15440BB3FCD2B9F6CA5B60E5DNov 6, 2014
3014D3BCEE10661B1EB65CA941D17C63B2B2Mar 6, 2015
3006DABF78137A5D1A785C64B6494A91E086Jul 20, 2015
3076BBE4134718E7B031C37040AE550E49C6Aug 19, 2015
3008C55A93EE97033276093CFD15717DA429Nov 17, 2015
3008CD8C5254B4233003A09A52CAF862D117Mar 2, 2016
30209E7652673971628B0FD2F5175847F74FMay 13, 2016
300878BB442FCF1CAB1DF36BA495C38AF325May 29, 2016
301076F510D609140ACFC79EA880706259EDSep 25, 2016
3022145CADE6A617B913FAD10FF12A77E2CBMar 22, 2017
3026505F116846DD7D9B07B1F13A1B44388AJun 8, 2017
302085279CFD1A6E3FEFCFD9A9DF4A4A379AJun 12, 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_UPDATES^

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

    • The deletion of PC Performer_UPDATES 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_UPDATES 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_UPDATES 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_UPDATES. The name of the first found registry value referencing PC Performer_UPDATES 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_UPDATES, 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_UPDATES and Associated Malware.