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File: radio.url

Location of radio.url and Associated Malware

Check whether radio.url is present in the following locations:

Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 specific radio.url file locations:

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\favorites\music and movies\radio.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\entertainment\radio.url

Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7, Windows 8 specific radio.url file locations:

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\favorites\music and movies\radio.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\entertainment\radio.url

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

Notes:

Different Variations of radio.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
137407FC339BE454599BA5EE6259A2B5BF8Jun 13, 2010
1095BEC2778ECD3AB5AEE82B9B9A728E7BDJul 13, 2010
121259F4A0C856AFFC7B2DF3A2317262F7ESep 17, 2010
10353A7B99E0FFFF0EC6BF0646D74B8A5DCDec 1, 2010
19814F241381F2FDE2CBD75C8E0A08BD507May 11, 2011
7647A1B5B9F4BA1224E7345E6C5175D9AF0Aug 3, 2011
10317506D4B7C7B1DDB34C8D9598D09F493Mar 26, 2012
143EE134C8A9622BCB0CE9DEB8ECFE73706Apr 4, 2012
1035D94C7DEE7332125899503BEEFCF7386Nov 17, 2012
1445B0834830DA4797E69691B38127B9FF9May 14, 2010
152B914469D47D67D31FAC88FC144EC7A8DNov 5, 2011
15266EDDF8F7519F24403565EF21277F720Nov 23, 2011
197C0067E1BE7D65CAF5A512DC88BDB77C9May 2, 2013
1545C1FB61BCAA0109FFCB7695A12AC59E4Mar 24, 2010
103CC14D0C73A6020C1B5CD2FAAD86A6FC2Feb 4, 2010

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 radio.url^

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

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