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File: shoes.url

Location of shoes.url and Associated Malware

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

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\ shopping gifts\shoes.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\apparel\shoes.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\shopping\shoes.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\ shopping gifts\shoes.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\apparel\shoes.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\shopping\shoes.url

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


Different Variations of shoes.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
92CC28520D7BD760FFCA035AA271BE4F4CNov 28, 2010
1376E27415115C3C3A1472E5191EB8B3890Jun 13, 2010
103C022E9407CCC9AFC962F776AEA2F1749Mar 26, 2012
1035A24AA3428FD456092076E3969F3EDF3Nov 17, 2012
81A90D72B2F6120FFA1BEF00E724EE623EJul 11, 2010
109BA517622736C2AA39C37C0AE832118EBJul 13, 2010
733B04A9FA80B1AFF8947BFB2F32D013B6Sep 9, 2010
7729548CD46C052B8A65F2246F75EF0F9BSep 17, 2010
766559B3076CEA0D80CEB9C320B3AE9349B9Sep 26, 2010
243C734A211CA53E21F16C1C740A69D7478Oct 3, 2010
73CC3C723C49F9A51FED839BA1F607BF83Dec 2, 2011
7784C344AF3D9E708B0C4E2298844A4F1EFeb 27, 2012
773E09A24A72CE3908B2A17BCD589574D2Mar 13, 2012
14335CD2F1A3C04C19C1A746FE6DD68D0B7Apr 4, 2012
1854E2D6749D32D27CEBC6C666491078751May 30, 2012
9648D1C4F224E13B83E6B02DD95D263AA8Dec 5, 2012
14226C3EDA4B349DBB97CD2367E871553D2Jan 6, 2013
376036269B0B5EEA2B7814F062F2552F1ACSep 29, 2014
1430CBBC2C2A1D01F29452E52492ABF2F01Feb 20, 2016
96AEBB746835A2B5E06E4A3902DE0E3452Aug 22, 2016
103AF182E2C8172A7B789F4DCC351F8CCE7Feb 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 shoes.url^

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

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