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File: PPI Update

Location of PPI Update and Associated Malware

Check whether PPI Update is present in the following locations:

PPI Update file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\PPI Update

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

Notes:

Different Variations of PPI Update File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
35240B398B757AF65099BE037CBAFB2B613FJun 23, 2016
35301BAC5E73D7DA27A453C79A1FBA9C0339Jul 3, 2016
366420ED4C816329264E9ED55F49AECCEAA1Jul 13, 2016
35126892F588191D230F33D7F3B07A9D7F85Jul 22, 2016
35223E37712A983F13DFBA572008AF091C9DJul 25, 2016
3516EE039AB26318530BEDAA4A351F268B4DAug 16, 2016
35460DF4DFF08A77061EE22318194A39A25CAug 19, 2016
3628B8CFE66FA831C2DCAEFC3C14572471EESep 8, 2016
3538C14536C361AC12CD5E6C22A8750E7319Sep 17, 2016
352075DA142FA247936D489361293E5243ACSep 18, 2016
3522961BC3B88386BE8E0BECC8A083B6C0E4Sep 18, 2016
3526CC46D7EBE28178A2389D453B88D5EDDESep 21, 2016
35840D02E4B22EB89259A715A957C2851A02Sep 23, 2016
354497F46B3D755D8B6B53A1A013691611BCSep 27, 2016
3520A87C068D78430357CF777B7DAB534CDDOct 2, 2016
351820B764D04A88AA7EB24AC486B757D18EOct 13, 2016
35206C9286428352B34B381FA5EE445F6E07Oct 23, 2016
3522BB9131AF010E4EBDCBDB043BB06A214FOct 25, 2016
3562BFE90EF64F316F64A21A605982E67878Nov 2, 2016
3534CFB6E12ADF02AFDD2B9C2EC5F98685F5Nov 15, 2016
35189DE975CBAB1D952A72778561A617B3CENov 17, 2016
3542C7D5595F66125D3FA17E44FA8356939ANov 20, 2016
3526952094DABFCB228AE9F8CEF4F12AEEBBNov 22, 2016
2632B41D9FDCD7C533C9BFE02A147096DC6DNov 25, 2016
3514315F43B83EC7A27C650AA89FD6ED4A3ANov 29, 2016
35342A2ACB3C8CEDE38AE5DD724DD8BAD468Dec 8, 2016
3532370552224E5112AAD9D7EC64DD6C2525Dec 9, 2016
3520BFCCA4B76EEA351C6A8BFA3629E1CD21Dec 13, 2016
3628C673CFFB0CE1B9F3779C355DA85E0E3DDec 20, 2016
3526768DEA5D9D200455478C0076B9E4BB0CJan 8, 2017
36364E2D920B63438DDCC803D44B426FE131Jan 14, 2017
2634D7FE9AFF891290FB7616C214F9A67586Jan 28, 2017
35343852EB3612D8B2A7D36374B29874C330Feb 3, 2017
352249EB5B58302974EEECE0EBDFF39627ADFeb 20, 2017
3524800FB50EB08B7EE2AB6498DC5C975B9DFeb 25, 2017
3532705F40D154ECA1CDB469D24E9C2BFECBMar 4, 2017
3640167901783B6FB6E09CB9EFE5E29E0613Mar 23, 2017
3550343E14771F07156E33E7CEDA16B01B43Mar 27, 2017
352632DDF40C28BCCE102B8C283E961C43F2Apr 1, 2017
35080EC883019E291DAD7A678583BFB06F5EApr 1, 2017
35562DBCBDE226BC10D991A0108D8E7DCC0BApr 3, 2017
35409E370DA90C457AEDD041DA918162FE9DApr 3, 2017
35466D5C9B8437C445C5955D6953A63DF163Apr 18, 2017
354060C6B23E0FF6EAFD5F67DB5541CF8144Apr 19, 2017
354405F315F126213DC337C9DE478353F441Apr 22, 2017
35240F0559D064A69C6AB7BF3939570CDD06Apr 26, 2017
3514A6987BAD0EDDDF175B9F74B29864476CMay 2, 2017
35182764D66434776D7002B8C7BC2282A7C4May 9, 2017
3640B3F2A16ACA6C9D545D40F93EB7A97D77May 27, 2017
3540197FAD60898A59A47640140144676DFAJun 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 PPI Update^

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

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