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File: plushd8.1-codedownloader.job

Location of plushd8.1-codedownloader.job and Associated Malware

Check whether plushd8.1-codedownloader.job is present in the following locations:

plushd8.1-codedownloader.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\plushd8.1-codedownloader.job

If you find plushd8.1-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 plushd8.1-codedownloader.job file is associated with malware only if found in the locations listed above.


Different Variations of plushd8.1-codedownloader.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
14505D18E9EB2430C6468AA0573B7099E24CMar 21, 2014
1452C3CBD9D4DE99A09AD8FD4293865F9B01Mar 27, 2014
1450F981D6BCC014AF5D87F0E09DFEA381A2Mar 29, 2014
1454A42F24068D7BD1D0D4DB000BBA22522CMar 30, 2014
1468C46CDC96BACF52DED4522D1771338280Apr 10, 2014
1442F0ADD3A20E038E7FAC10B925D56CDA46Apr 22, 2014
1452AD33C5588AAD4998BF1711A16C9DEE19May 14, 2014
1448CEF4FD3FAD8B82A8DBC65854409003C3May 27, 2014
1438F3A6737EBDF25E00DD40AEFDCA66960EJun 6, 2014
1448AB37F0273C3A779F794ABAECE337C58EAug 10, 2014
1454E3028D4219225D2A3D7122392685BB2CSep 7, 2014
144040CC186623701BEB30A31B8B939F6DB0Sep 17, 2014
146218C8BB28A054BAE912A52ADD91C4041FOct 7, 2014
144868F04CB24511F222FB0C7FDC96C97815Oct 28, 2014
14487FF36D1A51741F0B6E0CFAAFDFED7E36Apr 19, 2015
1448627A106E307C33180CF6C0F2AC02EC97Jan 1, 2016
1448FB42CBD7944CA3E753EDDA178895FECFFeb 17, 2016
144811B3D2918F9F5F682AF542AA4457FD2FFeb 20, 2016
14523590AF7BE5ED0C5E0F86441805CA8E0AMar 8, 2016
1440D4DDCBD5EDE00AFA743DD42F47F6A9DDFeb 1, 2017
1456E1FE2133422E28D349CA179A8610C160Apr 7, 2017
143664114D1B94CFF4299CA6FDFB14F3DA74May 21, 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 plushd8.1-codedownloader.job^

  1. To enable deleting the plushd8.1-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 plushd8.1-codedownloader.job and click End Process.
  2. Using your file explorer, browse to the file using the paths listed in Location of plushd8.1-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 plushd8.1-codedownloader.job and Associated Malware.
  6. Notes:

    • The deletion of plushd8.1-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 plushd8.1-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 plushd8.1-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 plushd8.1-codedownloader.job. The name of the first found registry value referencing plushd8.1-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 plushd8.1-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 plushd8.1-codedownloader.job and Associated Malware.