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File: Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job

Location of Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job and Associated Malware

Check whether Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job is present in the following locations:

Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job

If you find Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.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 Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
1224131A397EFEF9A6646127048899856CF9Aug 6, 2013
12065A7C7AD427C16108D79C9A3BE5C3E0E1Aug 10, 2013
120650C47A8DD9C029DF00F3477E773918E4Aug 12, 2013
1202C2085BAB2793C94CE0ADA0ED3D1761C6Jan 12, 2014
11887FC1206E14E635EFFBF7E569031CC880Apr 1, 2014
12024AAC1CC30349124664B7739A5C254276May 22, 2014
11862EBBE70112EB2E8314E419C40280CD85Mar 4, 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 Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job^

  1. To enable deleting the Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.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 Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.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 Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.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 Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.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 Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.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 Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.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 Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.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 Plus-HD-3.5-codedownloader.job and Associated Malware.