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Dear Exterminate It,
I just wanted to take a moment to say thank you.
Your response and the update has fixed my problem.
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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David S. B.

File: Periodic Synchronize Task.job

Location of Periodic Synchronize Task.job and Associated Malware

Check whether Periodic Synchronize Task.job is present in the following locations:

Periodic Synchronize Task.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\Periodic Synchronize Task.job

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


Different Variations of Periodic Synchronize Task.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
360FF62C045EACFF0222F0534A352F22F75Jun 26, 2015
416F586CA8CC9184EE7C3D4393C31947ADAJul 4, 2015
34223126D2FEEC1397B25DE5B45450CEBC3Jul 12, 2015
35846533B2A142FF55DBC87796A48EF4D62Jul 14, 2015
340C90A6EF658A6F7485238337E03DF3FB6Sep 10, 2015
34446D41E262D81C801475ACC30F58EAC3BSep 28, 2015
340D52EAC3A1ECDC7AEF74C89135977135BDec 24, 2015
3504137A49CF63074931E7C141E90FA85A9Feb 11, 2016
34476DE0232A47E7BF923F6FC019B67EF41May 2, 2016
346600A39B9E97D2D7D9587CF50D11407E8May 5, 2016

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 Periodic Synchronize Task.job^

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

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