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File: PriceMeterUpdater.job

Location of PriceMeterUpdater.job and Associated Malware

Check whether PriceMeterUpdater.job is present in the following locations:

PriceMeterUpdater.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\PriceMeterUpdater.job

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

Notes:

Different Variations of PriceMeterUpdater.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
280A99E06C0083914D38BBAE383559924E9Mar 30, 2014
28829A51F6D08D86EB45D0D97FEFCAFC8CBApr 2, 2014
284BC6BDBBF9C4F56FE412F61527C092EB5Apr 3, 2014
3041174FF03BF0BFE7C6AAAC96EEBDF7F39Apr 8, 2014
2840BCCD2C6BB9C710D7A3F78EBCBF43E2AApr 8, 2014
276BB5178B15B66C45F79D7AED56FB1D1DBApr 8, 2014
31439D81969140219D1AC3BC648409EAAB8Apr 9, 2014
292768FA14D6FB5D13D4BAB10667CA02323Apr 10, 2014
304D45E5CA986D40DCE226AB8CFBEFED47AApr 13, 2014
32685708DB44A8C936DFE4CB56BBA696CDDApr 15, 2014
300CB5FEC50826B67D0FDADF9FCBC737A35Apr 16, 2014
3008E76C1E05B1873B2A972674FF006BF2CApr 18, 2014
2924112D12125C137DC1D2A8E8B1F9CB790Apr 18, 2014
318B5BE85B177FABE0836FB07BA345AE76DApr 18, 2014
300BC1C63D1F1766C3EFB8E84C82D50B395Apr 18, 2014
2981A1517A80F48985004B5FBB9452BA914Apr 19, 2014
2920EC0811FAB7B53649AEE1D5A299BB9CBApr 19, 2014
292E00D82C141375F7D6A8E9E2A6BA85405Apr 19, 2014
284CEFC707FD24C4828001787E622C22519Apr 20, 2014
292809DE956E4202FEF30F1006DD2B5CEDFApr 22, 2014
298596CD06619446A09DAED51499ED77C20May 5, 2014
288314EC6C0AF2AD23FC7F0832B539AB509May 5, 2014
296DA71FD9E7C0767FAB24DCD28C648625CMay 5, 2014
2761F8DB7939AC11E6FF81AF3F41689A3B7May 5, 2014
288038B902C81F3C4BAEE8610ECF978E7B6May 7, 2014
3007B505F9941743BF7392AAD7D97AEF2E4May 13, 2014
314267A68CB0418B0673EB36B903B3A81EEMay 13, 2014
29604BB33504C5D69FF6CB35F3643774482May 13, 2014
314E75C0B7F0937757145DC74821E71DB41May 13, 2014
280F9322F6CE0C79A8F82563772A0A2C14DMay 17, 2014
292BB2E74AB82664B0A12B2386A1F5C7FAAMay 17, 2014
30498B5FB1437A111566AEB15B089500981May 19, 2014
28829F50F8545DB0F861140D4BFD9D4781AMay 19, 2014
284C1E8D8B4DC44306B7EA5A2CB676E8D62May 20, 2014
2923A707F48A55C8B1D817C8B14949D200AMay 21, 2014
306056E4F3F313B4B680D6FD681DBCF70EDMay 24, 2014
304E3E48245F5C831567ACED85456AEF0BBMay 28, 2014
29219F7E46F9DD7983607F62067F7D9F26BJun 2, 2014
306B2046E33D3A0B8BED0792EA37AD2B618Jun 8, 2014
288DC32FFB2273C64A48596476005A1DAB4Jun 8, 2014
30407094EFDF0F2073C7A8FB4463C948A53Jun 8, 2014
302D8A8B8C74F07A5C280E12EDCF4E3EBB7Jun 10, 2014
300B661C209A4CEFCFDC00DB5C0ED7C7BA6Jun 12, 2014
2923644000E9966515D37F3705A25AA61AEJun 14, 2014
30489A1707928E8702581D813024A625FCBJun 15, 2014
3322001FDDA2E3B6CC9E371A1B3F8C72BC9Jun 16, 2014
288F4156DAC9558CE2D847988B4723B10E8Jun 24, 2014
310E4841074099C3F62546FC6C6190E4E4EJun 26, 2014
29287832522DED5A89511E4E71382FE4701Jun 27, 2014
296DD7912F626C1E3AB53796ABFFF95D4E9Jun 29, 2014
306657697530B9CE8DD5FB797E641C20CDFJul 3, 2014
288DDB468DAE2F60C3A8938C92D0C341C30Jul 10, 2014
308141AF20BB6E0DF961BFC0D0FAD9F10F1Jul 22, 2014
3264A78D61D249635A348E4A8080CCC558CJul 22, 2014
31023E20B206D1927AE6810B45C3CA7658AJul 28, 2014
280373259F00936B86C53A94B6E3F38EA18Jul 29, 2014
30430795811CA75C8F6788C979A73785C86Aug 5, 2014
31456160AC68DA6D2B9E55354C400DEFAC1Aug 6, 2014
29687EF06A3C33B54B699AA2372BC873C77Aug 7, 2014
3506A24F0C8E8BF7496B598331A9CAA7263Aug 7, 2014
3169C813BE6E296F72BCA1F82C8236FA3E4Aug 11, 2014
3186554A184CBCAF05BB0406092020FE0C1Aug 13, 2014
308A00DCE21CFCF503B895BD203E94D994DAug 13, 2014
300398E10C78B6E5B24A87D60B3C03D9146Aug 13, 2014
30243372D8185F82C2403434ECC933A87E6Aug 18, 2014
30421B56799F7FE162D0CCAAC0D5B86C01AAug 20, 2014
32026E8533F6D4DBD615DB2C497469A80C8Aug 23, 2014
314FF1303E12E8D3B87950F57E1464FBE65Aug 24, 2014
30453ECEE29B192D653514AF4DAAD117BADAug 30, 2014
280B5F6DC215BBAB8B9A0FD0F935AA7F916Aug 31, 2014
276E8E1FFCC0719FD7EAC1C207DBE13EC46Sep 2, 2014
2963E6F794A1CC1CC57D00D8371DDE8C311Sep 4, 2014
292A0FC679B2C5F58B03322C21D4D7D9D37Sep 6, 2014
310E8ACDDA8CFE7734B106B95430F87BEB6Sep 11, 2014
2963296FE05534513155DE26EC369D6CE5ESep 14, 2014
292D2F0E43984103DAB7B78082FDF7102E1Sep 20, 2014
300B99F63E64579D3B70D7BD10DEA0F81CEOct 7, 2014
296FF710E4D696044E1A66190C062CB20EDOct 16, 2014
308E1E95668301A60F7C2A4E44974BCB274Oct 24, 2014
3046745E60A21E2F9A6F580E5037C490582Nov 3, 2014
3140165F23477FE31E3914092FB1E08E215Nov 7, 2014
3189DBB6024AF840360FDC797038BD93287Nov 8, 2014
3065E58C19DA090AA560AA6882189C9E3C5Dec 9, 2014
306842B565F51B86D5DC4B7E4116C3EDB31Jan 14, 2015
300021B13BE7B2CD8FB7890EA5B57C8DBB5Feb 17, 2015
300151DD0C1B86C590394CC9F1906159AD8Feb 17, 2015
296C065591200AB5E3657CD67FDD91EE118Feb 20, 2015
2887C5658214F9572ADE1917588A58DDCF0Apr 9, 2015
2769C1116AA11E9DBA5FDA6D7503ED8A2D2Apr 18, 2015
300F6D76205A7FDDC7731E270D25F25A96EMay 22, 2015
2969FC033AACA35A6EE1E8AC8EDD81535C0May 25, 2015
288BA98F95A7635D93B8F080167F18B017AJun 4, 2015
3001C28F681482E0411560528388E32037FJul 16, 2015
288185345E64BAE77C5C03D6FD8FC653529Aug 14, 2015
2884EE7FEF7EBDE876319B6866BCB861DA4Aug 30, 2015
3129F6DD9F6ADE7F8F29FC14EE3F00A7007Oct 24, 2015
31832F1212E249D0B2CEFC9D56EA59ED7CANov 30, 2015
292C68C13FB3389D2298AB39C8E21654057Dec 19, 2015
298729EAA8461774480DF0D997850D98EE2Dec 20, 2015
31473B650CD39B83B6A056ADCF84A8C5693Feb 1, 2016
2888400A4157060DD51C60C50CD2CD218CFApr 21, 2016
3123E4F40E520FE1F516094F909895CA01DApr 24, 2016
28006A2F6FEEDF43A67F65ECF4AA48CF645May 16, 2016
322FDD8C5376737FBD449DD7990DC315B07Jun 24, 2016
292D3B81B9CC1AC8F0B6F94E05022A6EB75Jul 8, 2016
300958F187D8A7044D7C454372625D9D51DJul 13, 2016
292F753965BC19105BF1265DC94DA5F4B3AJul 18, 2016
316378D50BFBD86A7B0C6975CF5D2C60111Aug 21, 2016
314FD05E661F6B4E8C39D3105A2EB516B9BSep 13, 2016
314A7637DA4AFD27B282AE81446B9015E57Sep 24, 2016
2843364254FD11E800490A0EE1C9B4D89A8Sep 25, 2016
3383647ED167AD74CB5E8BA2ADF23FE0802Nov 7, 2016
288D09749F5A475A8661BF1E8E5A54D0676Nov 12, 2016
288D5D473318221F5F108D5CC042AC85CC6Nov 20, 2016
292A1495E1F6894BF7FE22B9CAADE3F9D36Nov 22, 2016
2962011AF022F05AD7ED4A9369DA89239A6Jan 10, 2017
296FEDE2AA9D58EBAA9230F3C7F28AD0234Jan 16, 2017
3009F871031107CC0C803EF846384390904Feb 2, 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 PriceMeterUpdater.job^

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

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