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File: PC_Booster-S-493389286

Location of PC_Booster-S-493389286 and Associated Malware

Check whether PC_Booster-S-493389286 is present in the following locations:

PC_Booster-S-493389286 file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-493389286

If you find PC_Booster-S-493389286 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_Booster-S-493389286 file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of PC_Booster-S-493389286 File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
2724C0786964757FC8CDEC9EC63526D8D845Aug 28, 2014
27185AD7BA01C28CE57108E6B97899993BF5Sep 8, 2014
27229167E41658AED0A5E34FAB674AC0EE19Oct 30, 2014
2722F2C98FD1B7B009A411CDD69A1C9D7BAEDec 19, 2014
2726A423472181C1CE04E976E1E501FB2D16Apr 3, 2015
272024A891593292C69B2A852DDC757D3328May 14, 2015
2720FEDB1B8408FACAA5DC324C65CF85F9A8Oct 20, 2015

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_Booster-S-493389286^

  1. To enable deleting the PC_Booster-S-493389286 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_Booster-S-493389286 and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of PC_Booster-S-493389286 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_Booster-S-493389286 and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of PC_Booster-S-493389286 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_Booster-S-493389286 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_Booster-S-493389286 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_Booster-S-493389286. The name of the first found registry value referencing PC_Booster-S-493389286 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_Booster-S-493389286, 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_Booster-S-493389286 and Associated Malware.