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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.


Sincerely yours,
Bountiful, Utah

David S. B.

File: plushd8.1-firefoxinstaller.job

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

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

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

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

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


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

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
2310E6135CA2D112E69EEC6434ECCC64A96AMar 21, 2014
22985E127790E1CA085A10A502634FF53454Mar 27, 2014
2308D4E0AADC525239100A21B42A2BF373C7Mar 29, 2014
2312ED4C9DEAD58AD235807B118F18F8DC17Mar 30, 2014
2328DAB410C473399D8CC74508B6009806B9Apr 10, 2014
228818B54FE92949FD27DDFB946F529392DFApr 22, 2014
2310221256C2CD483ACE20C0EFD288963F8CMay 14, 2014
230638C2D00669EA4A749B215CE1619F06E5May 27, 2014
228439EB2D59E20B3997B71E710F314D9557Jun 6, 2014
23067511D7277A5D2CD32E7AC585527EE0B4Aug 10, 2014
2312E2E523ABA8EDFF61E1BEE3E4D42530A5Sep 7, 2014
2286877B454271D1A4ED3990BF1E991D2BC1Sep 17, 2014
2320A071B54FED66637BA7E14F08F65CF9CCOct 7, 2014
2306215DEB673624C84D4703529AA7C9F39BOct 28, 2014
2324B4209B44B9FE350DDA632B54A96D22BBFeb 18, 2015
23063E0A1FDF9C0E931B22550B6346DBB04EApr 19, 2015
230695DC23AF7E9994CEB53613733832FE5BJan 1, 2016
23061E4F24F41F2D001C29729496A61454A3Feb 17, 2016
23068556DAB8F8957B7A1274C2A06136F58BFeb 20, 2016
231029C64B08BBE88F4D94ED7CCDBF3C8CD0Jul 10, 2016
2286009EB1DB109F12DE02D35B80303E581EFeb 1, 2017
2314F2F09AA1EA8943CAAB328AEAFDDA1262Apr 7, 2017
228280FF4658C99630FD669178EB57BCCDA5May 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-firefoxinstaller.job^

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

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