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File: result.dark

Location of result.dark and Associated Malware

Check whether result.dark is present in the following locations:

result.dark file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Web\result.dark
  • C:\Windows\Debug\result.dark

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

Notes:

Different Variations of result.dark File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
32953982AB0F6D47A9A58A6AD042B2DCCDOct 13, 2011
36D3453EE8F8F075BF05896AE360DC8304Dec 5, 2011
36287DE6D4464BE40637BAE77E04494502Mar 16, 2012
4195464A3163C572D43EA80AD498B7A71974BApr 8, 2012
323504BCEFB866C7327FE2F5F9AFAB612EMay 27, 2013
3602110FC5F20AC97F6EAAE26A871D7EFFNov 2, 2014
384436B953A419661052C53FCCFDDF1750Oct 21, 2011
38C0BCE849876E46832CDB7BE6DCC73ED2Oct 27, 2011
5680321D41573C44B609F3D2D50DF37E6FEFFFOct 28, 2011
42BBAF11715CF49BEC6F9F433992E550F1Nov 6, 2011
44981107BF3362515B96CA0AEC44BCC653Nov 28, 2011
50D040A60862D025B37DE28D53FE753523Dec 15, 2011
423373DE9598081A2697E695E2499601CCDec 25, 2011
42D06D0DC15A82DE4D35C260BB27A58FABJan 9, 2012

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 result.dark^

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

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