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File: PC TuneUp Maestro Scan.job

Location of PC TuneUp Maestro Scan.job and Associated Malware

Check whether PC TuneUp Maestro Scan.job is present in the following locations:

PC TuneUp Maestro Scan.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\PC TuneUp Maestro Scan.job

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


Different Variations of PC TuneUp Maestro Scan.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
384317C7A0D9D46DB110550E2C5518AE404Jun 20, 2015
38880D717A8894067EB3CC8E94C0610DD93Jun 21, 2015
4009E5C41A4A2193D0E41719237BCEE8316Jun 24, 2015
382625D7D5D21CBA66EF217CDC505F033C6Sep 3, 2015
378BB10CE727E37193DF33D075BE0D0BD40Nov 4, 2015
382882E143386203575114C154CB481F9F7Nov 17, 2015
400900AB716A7D7EE0C6D55C9BDAA15D333Jan 19, 2016
39601D9F88581DA3BBDCB8ECBB685963111Apr 30, 2016
382B2BA9397C7B9FD88334980278FBD57ECJun 1, 2016
4220DE6C4ED9AF38319093C133410681991Nov 19, 2016
382FA142AC687F84268ADED271DF0A6A67DNov 28, 2016
384605CD4F223CDF36B023D37CBBCA0617CApr 6, 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 TuneUp Maestro Scan.job^

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

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