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File: PC_Booster-S-493389286.job

Location of PC_Booster-S-493389286.job and Associated Malware

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

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

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\PC_Booster-S-493389286.job

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


Different Variations of PC_Booster-S-493389286.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
480B306168DB36B5D2E9A3FF343F966C470Jul 24, 2014
4749CA29741FB64393F6202942C44B70E31Jul 31, 2014
4742920DD28A15526A5B7292E569D7B87EFAug 5, 2014
474904582C80EE5BCD1AD99B5B600C05AB8Aug 12, 2014
480FAAC730C20E31A288A200954C8143E8EAug 15, 2014
482BF7B0FFA81DBA1641C38C169DAE54377Aug 16, 2014
474C9EAFDB6445152B8ACCA90BE67317E7AAug 25, 2014
472F5B878A5D59AF3511C842C19A9809A4BAug 25, 2014
47819E2D2B1C66E2D8699EA016B377A96B6Aug 28, 2014
4789842C87CE21D247C8223354A256ABB3FSep 6, 2014
4729CFE103E79B1E627B4E0A9096BB5FC25Sep 8, 2014
4825686E9FD6EE07CA0424D519485373578Sep 12, 2014
506203411D66DEC0E092B1B0972F9C005A2Oct 24, 2014
476CB889635920A25409846DAA89BBE1C41Oct 30, 2014
4723175424AD7626E8A4ABEF1B124C02E45Oct 31, 2014
4740FFEA77D58C5D372CFC59C44FE162BDADec 11, 2014
4808ADCB779B809A4003C7215B76D0A828BDec 28, 2014
512EA57FCB2504C40D43B0A98C624EA2B0AMar 15, 2015
474ADF7E47FC8D9CB1B837C233EC80D15A4Mar 21, 2015
4726C67096FB01125E2CD089481432CAFEDApr 3, 2015
4743D2A5B67550503607655A4C24FD5943AApr 19, 2015
474C0474B5242B8E5904E7858123D139C70May 14, 2015
4704EA5433A23B75DA08E1B2DB7E3FA1BA1Sep 16, 2015
474081D9DA93F138E3C3F81E5B8F636C29COct 20, 2015
4740C1345E7B38120E1F33331451C36C443Oct 22, 2015
474C5E14608464F29986754AF54ADD31962Feb 27, 2016
494174429813961BC7891B6DFF7F9759374Aug 8, 2016
516DDCC5D1ABF97B39C00E077AB75E70AEDJan 1, 2017
4768005B01107DF4764F5724F00C18634BAFeb 27, 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_Booster-S-493389286.job^

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

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