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Hi Jean,

all done. I presume it went smoothly as the computer has not disintegrated into a pile of twinkling dust.

Very many thanks for you help and patience at Exterminate-it. When I contacted Exterminate-it and loaded down your software I was on to my third antispyware company to solve a problem. Two companies had refunded subscription fees to my credit card rather than persevere to fix the problem.

Your team has guided me through the problem. My system has continued to operate through the whole procedure and you have been endearing patient with an old computer geek.

Keep up the excellent work,


File: PC Performer_UPDATES.job

Location of PC Performer_UPDATES.job and Associated Malware

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

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

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

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


Different Variations of PC Performer_UPDATES.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
294284D33D51D70B37F896F6968883AC040Apr 21, 2016
27083B19EA1CD264F06963AA17A646AE840May 29, 2016
270DF65106E732A689A2FB67EA7FD39500CSep 25, 2016
2822BE7F5A54788FB0F7EDC4D218C278F88Sep 25, 2016
2861CCA63816D05DF371BE6370A58F0A83ANov 13, 2016
296D291176E0D940DFB0F60C3EED5CDAA18Dec 15, 2016
286FB0977049F80A0A0401FCE66DBBC6D4DFeb 22, 2017
298ACFD11C17C453908E95D46629AC2C438Mar 14, 2017
2741C63D46F417B3B9FF3BA615150F0E1CDMar 22, 2017
3001BAA52683A494AA49E25EE46CD7B994FMay 1, 2017
296A5AF3890B63611E47110D917739FFB8BMay 16, 2017
27686A494535244388359A09ACE60E4FD16Jun 8, 2017
272094C19A56A57A55B5CA394841D33F22DJun 12, 2017
2804B652DC47C449590C8F542DF6D98FE55Jun 15, 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.job^

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

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