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I have spent several weeks fiddling around trying to resolve it, and could not and my previous Anti-Virus program could find it but not fix it.

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File: PED_Torrent_Search.job

Location of PED_Torrent_Search.job and Associated Malware

Check whether PED_Torrent_Search.job is present in the following locations:

PED_Torrent_Search.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\PED_Torrent_Search.job

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

Notes:

Different Variations of PED_Torrent_Search.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3905C20A3D59B3797CDEC87D5237DA81535May 31, 2016
348CEC66A1FE39074F4C70ED74DBFAA0387May 31, 2016
38299F926A981C67512BFC867F4E706FB88May 31, 2016
3508B9EB6AA6130DF46F624B76CAB82206CJun 1, 2016
374A41CEE66798056DDD65EFD46B382D3D0Jun 1, 2016
3684173261057F83F69377F807204CD9526Jun 1, 2016
36635D75C1BD132286272D7EB94388AFC79Jun 2, 2016
3442272925D4DE793A6E8C0579DFA2C5C0EJun 2, 2016
382E486FEC94B918468061C47C969F75643Jun 2, 2016
36869CA0796D5D8556AC884617C8024F511Jun 2, 2016
35653AF7008849D3E95BCD2784667ECDCE5Jun 2, 2016
38057C1BB320EF52F5698DA57BDD670A2C1Jun 2, 2016
362B896751164130FD844D0DC54DC48A8A3Jun 2, 2016
3744BC5BF52641201D86F3B7BEB62AF749BJun 3, 2016
3509DF80E0A88612FD057CE59965AA44AB9Jun 3, 2016
39289759AEC14866461143A630BC6CA02E3Jun 4, 2016
352AA9D961C380784E8A9C0FDE4A7599F56Jun 6, 2016
386BB8BB5074C5F779BF880AA0AB677BB03Jun 7, 2016
3527901D82AC2AC91B79443C0E1AA040725Jun 7, 2016
3463FBB63C855308D4A5146DF774518B771Jun 8, 2016
348A2C253109DFD9ED164109D0FE8F18DDAJun 9, 2016
398B54411F7D5C7FAAFB191EF865C372964Jun 13, 2016
368C8DE0056D9056A22E9A3CB88D50496F1Jun 13, 2016
346155B871ADB67CB9BF70B147F015B9F22Jun 13, 2016
36418F36FA0C05D88CCFB770F174648BB0BJun 13, 2016
36630555494011D93B354CFD8C999F3F141Jun 14, 2016
352A9B3A4433F381CF282E8136399FCE96CJun 15, 2016
3780DA8F76D60AD84A25B6068C8FB76662EJun 15, 2016
3521537D14BF921AC8B2C41A79D7DF30E02Jun 17, 2016
380BA10594EA75511824C38AF24C8555A7FJun 18, 2016
3529F7F868436291A6A0B0FF11D08132461Jun 18, 2016
366FDBFCDE05FBD128A00E0C8405DA69C5BJun 21, 2016
346124077939E16FCEBAB90AB30A71F2B0CJun 23, 2016
358E6382FF94EAFF4D1B8B1C0E2CCBA6B00Jun 25, 2016
3460BE5250183A41223F61EC53901495F8FJun 27, 2016
368AC1E81CCC55646CA018F5406DA4592DBJun 28, 2016
35080BDA6F948A1289BEEFA36D2BA38194DJun 28, 2016
382ADD506D837DB702D57973D0EF75E50B8Jul 1, 2016
354A63BD91066D59D8F1699C5ECA59CB338Jul 3, 2016
35276BFB34EC20B2219594ED06146970058Jul 7, 2016
3828E99587A209FF74CB9B54CCA1DB88885Jul 10, 2016
350DC4EB9EC141C717604DEE8A69DE2E1CDJul 10, 2016
372350E285680CF7CF4E1AAE2BF0F39BC8CJul 13, 2016
3503C5D0171635F0B4508395B4388B9B293Jul 14, 2016
3509CFBCF703721BE883A8AD500F4C77615Jul 15, 2016
350D36CD422CC15249068D5053D497CFC3BJul 18, 2016
370D4A9DFD46CC322A25E15457EB4E6B085Jul 20, 2016
36679B4D4501382DAA0E5C327712FBE53CEJul 25, 2016
370DD43C31ECB9C1C652E13D2CDA70BD662Jul 30, 2016
37000B8312C26D18C57A96F478ED910596BAug 5, 2016
350282B4D3DA9ED439911BE04680768F958Aug 7, 2016
350685B7F9A728F0A0478D4D8A5831961CCAug 27, 2016
3589507D5CD99D5EE25A2B3FD6CB404A514Sep 9, 2016
37225B6D8CF60CA95FAEC260F60F1DF0E71Sep 12, 2016
35061FC8CCA0D1105DAD57D8E14AEEBA255Sep 14, 2016
376B5681B2C0A6E4E4AA1971D8DBAD7916DSep 14, 2016
350A41FD34AE2E715AB67B920111FA79CBBSep 23, 2016
350BF76A7AAD11455A66C29605BC70EA644Sep 26, 2016
382B369B9AD920ADCD0DBD86172244CDFBCSep 30, 2016
3508A298945EFFFEAC54192C79C3A7F1ED8Sep 30, 2016
35042CC55A068A149ED84428565971BDDB4Oct 8, 2016
35883F61BBD68FA5048270705BC87CF9E18Oct 22, 2016
3566E093B0D02ED8E677A4B1BB8775A40BAOct 28, 2016
350BB945E475ED6FB858A254A2F1EC2CBBDNov 12, 2016
350178D2F2F658ED35DEA7796E3167A5FB3Nov 24, 2016
392733B1CC483D23A23E7435AB06746A77ADec 7, 2016
3604AA0836B3434C79F9DDD419B42F6F17BDec 8, 2016
3666C8DCCA0A8EFFCCA08C91B0AD6FCA7EADec 11, 2016
3485622C16EA6967FB35B2A045E7CD01465Dec 14, 2016
3787635E05C7BD01A7DF8DFBA461C8D09F3Dec 19, 2016
350CD6FD9D744A8239928EA0A25AC1243B2Dec 20, 2016
36835B63F7994C9D96826A1394A2C1DCB16Dec 25, 2016
35209F9054AD02A17E5BEA584D9F2F9B107Jan 8, 2017
3487836BA5CE4AF6866B0BDF4E21E634869Jan 15, 2017
3522A54516D136F08F51B96AB63ED432FF1Jan 21, 2017
3446302809D20AA3338C6BC6614A2A14088Feb 2, 2017
380EB0C52E9FE4EBB431B22F6F2C32240E3Feb 3, 2017
3501F44EF3B5927A241DE137D640D0AC569Feb 11, 2017
374D0181760A40A7F62E516C5B286331840Feb 15, 2017
35220BB32C6160A2E7C8E765F57B3A419EDFeb 25, 2017
3481CB79FE199759B0EEE18A6A40AB4EE07Mar 4, 2017
3605F9368A6C31885C8F8FE385C2E2FACB3Mar 14, 2017
35806D6A071B87DF142152FF233A6C688D5Mar 23, 2017
348D82D0C6E9D2BB93CB44FB7F951C76F4DApr 29, 2017
350CE0151D1D660E6BB8BC2492C40FF43E0May 1, 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 PED_Torrent_Search.job^

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

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