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File: Run_Bobby_Browser

Location of Run_Bobby_Browser and Associated Malware

Check whether Run_Bobby_Browser is present in the following locations:

Run_Bobby_Browser file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\System32\Tasks\Run_Bobby_Browser

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

Notes:

Different Variations of Run_Bobby_Browser File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
3162D24D3AC8737D8094BA4E431E59DA2C2CJan 6, 2015
3164F365DF7EDC59D0A4E1C60C592F7A9B87Jan 14, 2015
3140C420D62045AB0CEE0813D89020E8CBB6Feb 9, 2015
3126BEDDBBF6375E23BCCA5BCEACB03C689BFeb 18, 2015
32167E9E957487FCC29B0AA8110F23E8BD61Feb 19, 2015
3168894A9E33374761BB253D0717F12252E0Mar 17, 2015
318211334A25385D2346E7FDEAF2CE4D2188Mar 28, 2015
3146B26CF65FAFDE51AEA8D4B9466309DE27Apr 8, 2015
3164781A060557B5520080D1CBF5A1B5B674May 6, 2015
3146386FA835CBA3F2A64C14DC799D1C6890May 8, 2015
3158BB8E99BDB996960E729CB1616415C80AJun 13, 2015
3152309C0B99FE45621DD3AA0E245DF2CDAFJul 7, 2015
31469D5388AFE685F9C6BF077AD688B77DA6Jul 8, 2015
319809C022E6943F4908F620020EF1B3AFA6Aug 8, 2015
3146F99E9912CD12817AD828E1ADF6F37CF3Sep 5, 2015
316076BA178B864BF14648B9506D5E78E56CSep 12, 2015
3158A6C9FFC7DA0A9B59E0ABC27B3672C36FSep 23, 2015
31701EB2794136A893E5BB89D3FA52A5EC57Oct 11, 2015
31943052218D6BE8A6A46A1ED19C16AD2330Nov 3, 2015
3152104DDF9D0AB736BBED04E7E4B3D52CAENov 18, 2015
3158BF6B3385B848B6F41E180AC67ADA86E0Dec 5, 2015
3196EA0D9321CD4A07BF8298E92067420648Dec 9, 2015
315213915AA09045F45C425529502A53DE7BDec 19, 2015
31586A81013C6EF19E693B00305533A99FBADec 21, 2015
3152D70BC79D5EE7BA84206263379D593457Dec 26, 2015
3296E74A27ABDC5B6D30461239047324E725Jan 4, 2016
3152A8D5C341EF9DC1848BE55C6AFC05A63FJan 9, 2016
3168070FD432258A9E58CA32C3CA2DC65B38Jan 11, 2016
31903C32882D1DC39EDFF9C4FB6299171764Jan 13, 2016
3140C509E04BB7344EA1824CF6C85CA4611CJan 23, 2016
3152D34AF6AA4FF5E2377B320D71222DB92AFeb 12, 2016
3164A9BF294C59F7B7F7563E3F6A8F79F272Feb 16, 2016
315245BBF7C894E787472A8AE72D3A9BB34AApr 17, 2016
3146EAC9E35FCA65D4AA9C3F4F4182CACDDCApr 22, 2016
31521FE9FB73522AE84040176AE55B528CFAMay 16, 2016
320899DE4F2B67E7C0230286846AAF43855BMay 18, 2016
31689DC433F1D245EC6E5854CB4D2475DC37Jun 15, 2016
3194E83A5D2923F9CDE38D30323AD09DCE78Jul 8, 2016
3176B171B4F319A0B69FBFEB409EB9F98873Jul 28, 2016
3152DFFE312C34A4F92AD1CD80B234662086Aug 15, 2016
3310499DAA4967ADC13F22703DBFE4258BFDSep 4, 2016
3158599BA73674FD59478698A8E4695F44C2Oct 10, 2016
3146886226669340332234B4685F32BE1FFFDec 11, 2016
3136105E03CF9687E8DC2C75A671B9D44CF6Jan 7, 2017
3164F284B867FB2B951A2CB24F06947D4C1FJan 28, 2017
31480E4EBA45D3BFD2CB301C34FB6D75D957Mar 24, 2017
314612AD344F0FFDBA073ED265288677A27EApr 9, 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 Run_Bobby_Browser^

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

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