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File: PCKeeper updater

Location of PCKeeper updater and Associated Malware

Check whether PCKeeper updater is present in the following locations:

PCKeeper updater file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\TASKS\PCKeeper updater

If you find PCKeeper updater 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 PCKeeper updater file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.

Notes:

Different Variations of PCKeeper updater File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
36167B2FF04F74DF357C83DFA727CF7CFA36Sep 26, 2015
3616B7FF88412150D5F1F20B9F9C844A980DOct 21, 2015
3616EBC6EF3A2767A54A0C04885F751121E2Nov 14, 2015
3616C0E9C56A35797BB9ADD7B07C7C23070EDec 29, 2015
3616B9ABFCABC9698AE66DC3EABA86C11E0DJan 20, 2016
3616C1FD711A1B0869D3279F6FA7BE02FBFEJan 28, 2016
36162A51676DCD30F7E7A466744DC45DE8A3Mar 18, 2016
361628CCAE21E94A933CA4B437AE988BD8F6Apr 7, 2016
36169CFCC19E68CDA02597745E1DB1779840Jun 24, 2016
36167EFF56D83A93BC376347F58A2C6A89A9Aug 28, 2016
3616E0085192D3AECB47B92C9406438F4E16Nov 7, 2016
3616B2EC33972E5BE397967C2BDE2B6F1498Nov 20, 2016
3616D47C89A6FB8F0BE78586859D75B40B9EJan 5, 2017
2858CE1826B9D707634A5CE4669E7F9790AAMar 10, 2017
3616F473D23C33B177A10BD5CB3CAE86AD09Jun 19, 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 PCKeeper updater^

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

    • The deletion of PCKeeper updater 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 PCKeeper updater 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 PCKeeper updater 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 PCKeeper updater. The name of the first found registry value referencing PCKeeper updater 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 PCKeeper updater, 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 PCKeeper updater and Associated Malware.