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A lot of the smart viruses and Trojan horses today try really hard and prevent you form going to the main anti-virus and cleanup sort of product including microsoft own tools. They actually block your access to those sites.

A couple of weeks ago my wife's laptop got totally infected (she must be browsing porn) and I ended up finding a little known program that did most of the clean up and then followed up with Microsoft tools that are available on their site and successfully cleaned everything with the exception of one item i had to get rid of manually.

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Source

Spoonshadows

File: shopping_blast_updating_service.job

Location of shopping_blast_updating_service.job and Associated Malware

Check whether shopping_blast_updating_service.job is present in the following locations:

shopping_blast_updating_service.job file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • C:\Windows\Tasks\shopping_blast_updating_service.job

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

Notes:

Different Variations of shopping_blast_updating_service.job File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
7027CFF3205DF5F8C1C4409CBB368609FF2Nov 8, 2015
7085B2922CBFC194062C90F30EA563E579ENov 28, 2015
814C170B860397E9AC7E34C19AB6133BF7EJan 13, 2016
69866598200AF102F767502BA6358389D6EApr 9, 2016
6985E9D7DCFEAA21D3CA72CF8FE73B235DFJul 1, 2016
7107E3CFB20456866896982B33C98A2C28EApr 6, 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 shopping_blast_updating_service.job^

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

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