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File: pricemeterwatcher

Location of pricemeterwatcher and Associated Malware

Check whether pricemeterwatcher is present in the following locations:

pricemeterwatcher file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\pricemeterwatcher

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

Notes:

Different Variations of pricemeterwatcher File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
36725B109DB1EBAC0C5DB212D5ACB09F847AJun 28, 2014
358262FC9D2C6782E95FBAB62C72BAEC1FF5Jul 13, 2014
3670CA3980A88C7AC98143C52C6D3FDD25F7Jul 17, 2014
3660A256BF6D9688C0F5FD2BDC3ED68E8190Jul 28, 2014
35465C0B543F7D986CD94378CBA8166637C1Jul 29, 2014
360008FE1E0F9CAB6DC9FE45C8EABA1EF62CJul 31, 2014
3634007E3DD30E4041993B98A55FB2C1C663Aug 2, 2014
36682C78A14DB10A2076D8C91919E70C81E8Aug 7, 2014
364858F18508B88EB79030B78C20A0A3B812Aug 18, 2014
3656B7E1330A149967D9049B8F44DF3BEDFCAug 26, 2014
365681BB6326FD937C246F6240133FDFB09BSep 29, 2014
36442DB113A7133FE38F7FE53553D260EC7COct 26, 2014
35822C7CA615AED4BA6F5C1D220619ADC14ENov 3, 2014
3578D8BA144E8DAD3224671A229C66A2BD8CFeb 20, 2015
3656332C25D34A0E983FB5122821001F0AFBAug 8, 2015
3672B3056C544F38E8ED2D2732F4DF0540DBSep 23, 2015
28082CCD711076B9F983DED80FB7589EBA13Jan 11, 2016
3650E0DC1479E56BA31FC95AA1017A7436E3Apr 14, 2016
3656FCE7A5F4EC9CB48FE12BFD558FC96282Apr 21, 2016
3656A9FB7FABD785D1B4837913EA47DCA52FSep 11, 2016
3590984DEB53E4F7A1B2DDE81C99CD655F27Sep 21, 2016
36648A5EFD8286054557B40C16BC1678510BJan 10, 2017
36568F2C71E14465D8D12B6F19ABFC0842F5Mar 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 pricemeterwatcher^

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

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