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File: PennyBee

Location of PennyBee and Associated Malware

Check whether PennyBee is present in the following locations:

PennyBee file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PennyBee

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


Different Variations of PennyBee File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
323270DA4006F80A70E5F40D46BE77FE0BE1Dec 20, 2014
3228F34E611595342016248858E16975D900Jan 7, 2015
2624F068FF4BAED9D8F55B5EF008D9CB7C5BFeb 17, 2015
3210654173CDD3F09DE6D3CFC9A523EEA388Feb 28, 2015
3224C0E9D6921EEA9CCD15C33A54C1A4E3E2Mar 11, 2015
321618F96D0AA5ECE5AA8D3407EE91C257B2Jul 1, 2015
3232D7CEF42C2EE6983079E8F23A321125E6Jul 21, 2015
3224664C3EA24F3038728855C6633F508FC2Aug 8, 2015
32324FA6A573E7872302D5346664407FE845Aug 21, 2015
324008E456A215ADA8317264E36F6A0E63A5Oct 6, 2015
3134D9BF28C144F1C7349E3960DF69EE3F6DNov 17, 2015
3230738ADDC6767F067C992123D4D771D9A3Mar 27, 2016
326262F5049684E65B8F7A7A770FE8B61DF4May 31, 2016
35166B4ED7BB2C604640F702BE98B3B0C2B4Jun 24, 2016
3262E11AED238CDF6B484F72660E7AD5581BJul 25, 2016
32165502F8BEC17EB304BEEF5DA0C63AAC4BSep 7, 2016
323659531AB3F2D9C2B7AAAA45A1E3477A01Oct 17, 2016
2728CB269FC6431CB42E4939A68DF3C9A680Nov 26, 2016
326873E674CF525FA5949346803FD2D3C0BCFeb 8, 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 PennyBee^

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

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