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File: SMS TRAP.url

Location of SMS TRAP.url and Associated Malware

Check whether SMS TRAP.url is present in the following locations:

SMS TRAP.url file locations that are Windows version independent:

  • [%DESKTOP%]\SMS TRAP.url

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

  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Start Menu\SMS TRAP.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Favorites\SMS TRAP.url
  • C:\Documents And Settings\USER_NAME\Start Menu\Programs\SMS TRAP.url

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

  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\SMS TRAP.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\Favorites\SMS TRAP.url
  • C:\Users\USER_NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\SMS TRAP.url

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


Different Variations of SMS TRAP.url File^

File SizeFile Md5Last Seen
14782930DD1156E5783A3D544034E12843EDec 27, 2011
14963BE26DD0B04594ED860248DE9AC7E34Dec 31, 2011
147E0C77B5CEC0C506517CF018797E3A55FOct 9, 2014
149D840118B8D665E87CFF33FC5FA008A68Jan 6, 2010
147BC83D2297A7F646B8455411D21C8BE10May 21, 2010
124B3109E60EBED9BFAA99FDF64A2E6CDA4Jul 26, 2010
618FB404492B6F16E5E7D1418088F655D0Jul 30, 2010
2227D3D5F2B969BE7F1623D2C3110F1774FOct 9, 2010
149E35D1D559984F65FFB30B34AFD62937EJan 16, 2011
1495EA572743707E1DCAC8E90555225682EFeb 7, 2011
14707D9B08EAA0A26F9771EE72F21E2B29DFeb 14, 2011
192F6949CACDFCFF4D4603BBF554B64EB69May 19, 2011
194D22234AF99FFDDF799868A539FCCD387Sep 9, 2011
1683AF679E2E4B30ED7F93484CC68300BEBOct 1, 2011
149E9F05F2485C5FF610B298EAC6150D18EJan 20, 2014
147194557AB3B494CE55E14A3007E596662Apr 1, 2015
239971B120D40C4C3B468EF4ED02EA6F5AADec 29, 2016
14975F884A5FE830D252D9D72F32CCE64DEFeb 22, 2011

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 SMS TRAP.url^

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

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