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File: Rocket Updater

Location of Rocket Updater and Associated Malware

Check whether Rocket Updater is present in the following locations:

Rocket Updater file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Rocket Updater

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

Notes:

Different Variations of Rocket Updater File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3244137718F4A689D419258D481E5EF4B024Jan 30, 2015
3252B3F255946C19C109B26005F3F6D3A3DDFeb 4, 2015
32487A5C781D18456DE7C1FBDA8E788091B1Feb 17, 2015
330696F1D191B208F86D3C561476A3C03A63Mar 18, 2015
265282E9706251056E3D3076A776C390A649Jun 29, 2015
32005C10D44411463BFBE83043BF02320761Aug 22, 2015
32362DD3B4A285577919D47301060E3A1340Sep 4, 2015
3334581C0075490408E4F733BE66D329FD84Sep 7, 2015
3254F293C8F7C6AB96E4AFEC785F1116A79ANov 10, 2015
32245BAD7FBD80297AB06F118849DF1CB006Nov 17, 2015
3224A06A186837F2E8E8F8ABFBF88A5784B7Nov 26, 2015
3232D2659634683C974552EFE1752C06734DJan 19, 2016
3232105517915202EC369F4380D2A48C3D4BFeb 7, 2016
3220CEF6BFD41E1B762187D89C9DFC231927Feb 11, 2016
323263D0C76F7A0079BD9C6E16A3EC7B5E6FFeb 17, 2016
3274976C81495DA78D29C037185D880115E9Mar 23, 2016
3232DF267C14A19FDDAD50F9A9B29F3DDA31Mar 28, 2016
3224F6773C10C7CEF9E9BFCEB71F5A076B9FMay 22, 2016
32406786C6B4BE1223E43CDACB5546A08BAEJun 10, 2016
3226846EA1699A40F10A8424C4E2CBFC7A5DJul 11, 2016
328444DC934D82DC178307040B99CA02B366Jul 28, 2016
26461320A04C7C6D60DAFF43CA3FDD891191Dec 28, 2016
3202BDF33F1E08058955387833622863AD39Jan 20, 2017
3232812AB238252F0EDD8176712F7A5C7BFFJan 26, 2017
2784A0F097E88C897A777D2756390F39A30BFeb 2, 2017
32245696BBF3442A4AE236C6CBDABB36A02BApr 27, 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 Rocket Updater^

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

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